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Rod Blagojevich: Lon Monk's parents would feel "shame"

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Rod Blagojevich addressed the press moments ago on his way out of the courthouse. It was the first time he had spoken publicly since his old friend and former chief of staff, Lon Monk, took the stand last Thursday to testify against him.

"Today was, in many ways, from a personal standpoint, a very sad day," Blagojevich began with Patti by his side.

"It was very sad to see my old friend on the stand, testifying to statements that he made, acknowledging that those statements were not true," he said.

The ex-governor was referring to several points from Monk's testimony that defense attorney Sam Adams Jr. cast as lies in his cross-examination today.

"As my old friend was testifying and saying things that he knew weren't true, I couldn't help but think about times that we spent together," Blagojevich continued. "I couldn't help but think about his mother and his father, especially his father, and the shame that his father probably feels.

"And, of course, I felt a real sadness for him, knowing that he made statements and said things that were not true and is now going to spend time in jail for something he didn't do.

"So it's a very, very sad day from a personal standpoint, but from the standpoint of getting the truth out, I think we made real strides in establishing what the truth is," he said.

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Lon Monk's father is the best man in the world. Always has been, always will be. How dare you disrespect him, Rod. One thing I know for certain, is that he is certainly ashamed of you. At least his son had the guts to accept responsibility for his actions. At least Lon puts his own family first. You will never be able to say the same, and in my opinion, that makes you the lesser man. Lon Monk's father is nothing less than supremely proud of his son. Always has been, always will be. It's over now. You can stop insulting other people's families just because it's too late to think about your own.

Rod, I use to work with your father @ A. Finkl and Sons... He was a Great friend and an Awesome Man.....
you should Be Ashamed of what you have become... Your father must be turning in his Grave... How do you look at your kids in the Face...
Wait you think you were doing it for them....

admitt your guilty and try and do something respectable for the people Of Illinois and your family... end the shard and admitt your guilty.....

It is So apparent....

VF

Rod - you are a rod. Be a man and admit your guilt.

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