Governor Rod Blagojevich took his defense to the TV air yesterday while his impeachment trial opened in Illinois.
He appaeared on sevaral morning TV shows plus “The View” where refused help with his famous coif.
Blago’s lawyer quit last week, his impeachment trial began in Illinois and his PR manager moved him from network to network yesterday in an effort to gain public support.
(CBS/AP) By the time the Rod Blagojevich’s impeachment trial opened in Springfield the Illinois governor was already well into his efforts to upstage it with a series of high profile TV appearances, reports CBS News correspondent Cynthia Bowers.
Blagojevich is refusing to take part in the trial. He says its rules are biased against him.
He’s insists his innocent and he refuses to resign. When asked about those profanity laced FBI wiretaps in which Blagojevich allegedly is heard trying to sell, among other things, President Obama’s senate seat, he says the full story hasn’t come out yet, Bowers reports.
“The fix is in,” Blagojevich said. “And soon, I will join the unfortunate legion of others who are losing their jobs in our country.”
Should this come as a surprise? Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s carefully coiffed hair went untouched by “The View” staff before he took to the stage for his live appearance Jan. 26.
“No, he did not use ‘View’ hair and makeup,” a source close to Blago’s appearance confirmed.
In this image released by ABC, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich speaks during an interview with Barbara Walters Monday, Jan. 26, 2009 on ‘The View.’ The Illinois Senate has convened a historic impeachment trial Monday that will determine whether Gov. Rod Blagojevich is removed from office. Blagojevich is refusing to take part in the trial. He says its rules are so biased that he can’t present a defense.(AP Photo/ABC, Heidi Gutman)
In fact, the only person to get near Blago’s bangs was Joy Behar, who gave his famous moptop a tousling — one that came as a total surprise to Blagojevich and ‘View’ staffers.
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