The prosecution took 11 days to put on its case. If Rod Blagojevich remains on the stand for the entirety of the day today, he'll match almost half of that (though on Friday, he went only half of a day).
Still, the ex-governor has one of the toughest parts of his testimony ahead of him: the Jackson allegations. He's heard on tape in early December saying he wants something "tangible, up front" from a supporter of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. who earlier had approached the Blagojevich camp with such a promise. But there's also a recording in early December where Blagojevich tells his brother he's playing Jackson. He's argued he was doing that so the Washington establishment will help him craft a deal to appoint Lisa Madigan and get legislation passed through the Illinois House.
Judge James Zagel has said he'd give prosecutors a chance to dig into Blagojevich today even if his lawyer takes all day to question him.
They might just take it.
At a break, Assistant U.S. Attorney Reid Schar asked if the trial schedule could be changed so that the prosecution could begin on Friday. Zagel said "no."
But it's a clear sign: the prosecution's ready.