After much bombastic talk yesterday, Rod Blagojevich walked into the federal courthouse today without comment.
He was greeted by about half a dozen people, of varying ages, who had been positioned inside security for some time.
When Blagojevich came through, they in unison put up cell phone cameras to snap pictures or roll video. They cheered, clapped and screamed: "thank you, thank you!" and "go get him Rod!"
"God bless you," he said and stopped to shake hands and give hugs.
Blagojevich is here for a previously scheduled noon hearing.
A long line of spectators is snaking out the courtroom hallway one day after Blagojevich asked U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald to show up in court if he were "man enough."