The Rod Blagojevich media 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. But ...
"I'd like to see you as a victim -- but you make it so hard," Stewart says, dramatically lowering his head.
Blagojevich maintained that prosecutors lodged the loftiest of charges against him and still couldn't convict him of corruption.
"They threw everything at me but the kitchen sink ... everyone thought I was a scumbag around the world, right?" Blagojevich said. "That's what I'm up against."
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."
"The reality of what you said is very different," Stewart says.
Blagojevich hems and haws as he tries to explain: "Listen to the whole tape."
Stewart cuts him off: "Is this why you didn't take the stand?" the audience laughs.
Stewart then continued to grill 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.