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Blago on the Offensive

You may have thought Ben Affleck degraded Pearl Harbor, but check this out: "Dec. 9 to my family, to us, to me, is what Pearl Harbor Day was to the United States," Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich said in an interview yesterday with the Associated Press. "It was a complete surprise, completely unexpected. And just like the United States prevailed in that, we'll prevail in this." He also offered a creative new explanation for his impeachment: "The reason they're doing this is because they can't wait to get rid of me so they can raise taxes on the people of Illinois," he said. "This is as much about a tax increases as it is about anything else."