Up Himself

The Passion of Blago

Rod Blagojevich is turning to his predecessors in these trying times. "I thought about Mandela, Dr. King, Gandhi and trying to put some perspective in all of this," the embattled Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich said. But what would Jesus do? Blago's state Senate trial is scheduled to open today. Blago advised onlookers to interpret the Senate's surety of his guilt as a sign of his innocence. "I think what you'll see is a roll call that will be pre-designed, and we'll see whether or not I even get one vote." He said that to resign now "would be to disgrace my children." He is not expected to show up at his trial.