At first, Blagojevich answered the questions as he had in the past. "Tony Rezko is a friend who helped me. He helped Sen. [Barack] Obama. He helped [Illinois Attorney General] Lisa Madigan. . . . He helped all kinds of political figures," Blagojevich said.Maybe the Guv's point was Fitz should be questioning Obama and (Lisa) Madigan too. Why gang-up on him? I think that's his point and he's right.
But when told by a reporter that -- unlike the governor -- neither Madigan nor Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, has been questioned by federal authorities about Rezko, Blagojevich seemed to suggest the reporter might be wrong.
"We don't know that about the other people," he said. "And let me simply say I know what I do and know how I do things. And I know I do things right."
Aides to both Madigan and Obama said investigators never have questioned them about Rezko's corruption case. Like Blagojevich, both have returned campaign contributions linked to Rezko.
Interesting to see Progressives have tossed the Guv under the bus as a Bush Dog Democrat. So much for a guy who ran on All Kids. You're a Progressive looking for a friend, best buy a dog because they're not going to stick when the going gets tough.