Rod Blagojevich Takes the Stand on The Daily Show

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich appeared on The Daily Show last night to speak about his corruption trial, which ended last week with not guilty rulings an all but one out of 24 charges.

More than anything else, Jon Stewart challenged Mr. Blagojevich’s decision not to take the stand. “You’re a young sweet boy trying to help people,” Mr. Stewart said at the top of the interview.

“There is not a person in the world that I belive could get you to pipe down,” he continued later. “I’d like to see you as a Dickens character, as a victim, but you make it so hard to take your side completely.”

Mr. Blagojevich reiterated that he was following his lawyer’s advice. “They threw everything at me but the kitchen sink. They accused me of the biggest corruption scandal, selling the president’s senate seat for money. They told all the american people that, and before I could catch my breath, everyone thought I was a scumbag around the world,” he said. “That’s what I was up against.”

Part One:

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Part Two:

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