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Northwestern students get to ask Blagojevich questions

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Rod Blagojevich's closing remarks to Northwestern students had to do with his family.
"I'm real, what happened to me ain't true. What happened to my wife and my two daughters -- it's a horrible, horrible thing.
"You can fight back. When you have the truth on your side -- and the tapes -- (laughter) you can fight back."
Going on about his life in politics, he says: "Thunderbolts come out of nowhere," he means this seriously but he's met with loud laughter and sarcastic clapping. "Sometimes in life, you get your ass kicked."

First question from student -- what's his advice on ethics? "You're going to laugh, but it's true. Surround yourself with good lawyers."
He was right. People laughed.

Another question: would he be on a reality show with Sarah Palin: "I kind of want to meet her....nothing unethical about that. I don't agree with her politics, but I want to meet her." (More laughter)
He then goes on (and on) about how they did once indeed meet and how the world is more celebrity-driven.

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