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Jon Stewart to Blagojevich on Daily Show: "I'd like to see you as a victim, but you make it so hard."

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The Rod Blagojevich tour 2010 stopped at the Daily Show this evening and funnyman Jon Stewart goes hard at Blagojevich's tough talk on TV.

Stewart tells Blagojevich he'd like to see him as a Dickens' character.

"I'd like to see you as a victim, but you make it so hard," Stewart says, dramatically lowering
his head.

Stewart played back a tape of Blagojevich from a year ago when he then tried to explain his words on tape: "I've got this thing and it's f---ing golden." In 2009, Blagojevich explains that in the next few words that prosecutors didn't reveal at the time, he talks about health care for Illinois. But the now-released tape shows Blagojevich actually discussed parachuting himself into the Senate seat spot and calling President Obama a "demigod."

Stewart grilled Blagojevich for promising to take the stand but failing to do so at his trial.

"Do you promise to take the stand the next time you're indicted?" Stewart asks to many laughs.

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