That’s all I had to say when I read that Rod Blagojevich was “unbelievably sorry” for getting caught… I mean, for what he’s done:
His voice somber and sometimes cracking with emotion, Rod Blagojevich began his plea for a lighter sentence with a round of apologies to the judge, to the jurors who convicted him, to the public, to his family, and on and on.
“I’m here convicted of crimes. The jury decided I was guilty. I am accepting of it. I acknowledge it, and I of course am unbelievably sorry for it,” Blagojevich said.
“I want to apologize to the people of Illinois, to the court, for the mistakes I have made…I never set out to break the law. I never set out to cross lines.”
How about you? You believe it? If not, it may be because you remember…
Blagojevich spoke for less than 19 minutes, and it was a very different man than the one who rambled for nearly an hour at his Senate impeachment trial two years ago lecturing lawmakers on why they were flatly wrong to try and boot him from office.
You know what I can’t believe? How long it took to get to where he was behind bars. Back when all this started, I still had a newspaper job.
Interesting contrast there. One day, my publisher calls me in, and ba-da-bing! I’ve got less than two weeks to clean out my office. And yet we’re still being subjected to hearing about this Blago guy…