Blagojevich: ‘Frankly, I Am Stunned’

CHICAGO (CBS) — After more than two years of publicly denouncing the charges against him at every turn, a “stunned” Rod Blagojevich left federal count a convicted felon.

He had a lot less to say on Monday, after being convicted of 17 corruption charges in which he tried to coerce campaign cash in exchange for state favors.

“One thing I have learned from this whole experience is to speak a bit less,” he said.

“Patti and I are disappointed in the outcome. I frankly am stunned.”

He then said he wanted to get home to explain the verdict to his two daughters and “try to sort things out.”

Then, before he walked away, he hinted that an appeal is all but certain.

“I am sure we’ll be seeing you again.”

Then, a few minutes later, he arrived at home and appeared stunned and chastened.

“I fought hard,” he said and then made reference to preparing for the future for his daughters and wife.

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  • Tom

    He’s guilty. No doubt about it. But he’d probably get less time in prison if he’d been convicted of 18 armed robberies.

    • Corner Wino

      I am claiming fatti patti, ho, get those fishnet sockings on an go make money fat ho…


    Too bad, he is not as bad as he was made out to be

    • Arjay

      I agree. He didn’t do anything that hasn’t been done for years in Chicago. He just rubbed too many powerful people the wrong way.

  • Pothead

    BUH-BYE RODNEY !!!!!!!!! Patti baby , I’m here whenever you’re ready.

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