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Blago’s TV Tour Recap

It was all-Blago-all-the-time on television yesterday. How'd the governor's publicity tour go while his trial was elsewhere getting under way? Blagojevich sat down with Diane Sawyer, Larry King, and The View, referred to the plights of Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi, and blamed his surely imminent ouster on the Illinois legislature's desire to raise taxes by Memorial Day, saying "The fix is in" for his departure. He divulged that he considered Oprah to replace President Obama's Senate seat in Illinois (which was news to her). Blago's former lawyer, meanwhile, said "I never require a client to do what I say, but I do require them to at least listen." In Illinois, State Senator Frank Watson said of his state: "We're the laughingstock of the nation."