Provided as a public service announcement: you see, every so often somebody decides that it’s smart to take a slap at the United States of America.
Spoiler warning: it’s not.
“And if it means I have to sacrifice myself to a higher cause, for the people of Illinois and for the principle of due process and the right to call witnesses, then so be it,”
CHICAGO — Illinois’ embattled but defiant governor, so fond of reciting poetry as he defends himself against federal corruption allegations, has turned instead to the history books to describe the emotional strain his arrest put on him and his family.
In an interview Thursday with The Associated Press, Gov. Rod Blagojevich compared his early morning December arrest by FBI agents to Japan’s 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.
He says it was a “complete surprise” but he’ll prevail, just like America in World War II.