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Rod Blagojevich's lawyer after openings: "We're ... even."

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How does Rod Blagojevich's defense team feel about the case coming out of opening statements?

"We're no less than even," Sam Adam Sr. told me yesterday minutes after his son delivered rousing opening statements.

Rod Blagojevich was all smiles himself.

It was a drastic change from Blagojevich's demeanor as prosecutors hammered away at him.

As prosecutor Carrie Hamilton talked about shakedown schemes, Blagojevich bit his lip, looked down and wrote furiously. Sometimes it seemed he was forcing himself to write just to distract himself.

Other times, he'd lose himself and stare right at Hamilton looking like he wanted to explode.

By the time he left the building, rushing off to his daughter's graduation, he was shaking hands and glowing again.

Today, events will turn again as an FBI agent takes the stand first to give an overview of the case against him.

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