Blago Goes to Springfield

Might the people of Illinois soon lose their greatest defender? Well, Rod Blagojevich certainly thinks so. "How is it an impeachable offense for helping low income families keep their health?" Blagojevich said during his 47-minute speech before the Illinois Senate at his impeachment hearing. "How can you impeach a governor when what we did was about helping families and kids?" He went on to insist that “I have done nothing wrong... Is it the right precedent to set to take a governor twice elected and throw him out of office when you're not able to prove criminal allegations?" The state chief justice invited Blagojevich to remain after his speech, but he chose to leave the chamber.