Thursday, January 1, 2009

How hiring R. Kelly's lawyers will help Rod Blagojevich.

"It's kind of lonely right now," Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich said Friday in his first press conference since being arrested on federal corruption charges. "But I have on my side the most powerful ally there is, and it's the truth." Blagojevich and the truth aren't going it completely alonelast week, the governor brought on Chicago defense attorneys Sam Adam Jr. and Edward Genson. Genson, it seems, is billing by the analogy: So far he's compared the impeachment hearings now taking place in the Illinois Legislature to a witch hunt, a dog-and-pony show, a fairy tale, and Alice in Wonderland. Meanwhile, Adam Jr. has dismissed the idea that Blagojevich needs to apologize to the people of Illinois: "He's not going to apologize for fighting for sick children. He's not going to apologize for making sure that senior citizens get prescription drugs."

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[Source: Slate Magazine - Politics

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