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Blagojevich says his venting about approval ratings was 'classic case of unrequited love'

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Reporting with Natasha Korecki

Rod Blagojevich is testifying uncomfortably about a phone call where he delivers an 'f--- you' to Illinois voters, with whom he had a low approval rating.

"I f------ busted my a-- and pissed people off and gave your grandmother a free f------ ride on a bus. OK? I gave your f------ baby a chance to have health care," Blagojevich says in the November 2008 call, his anger building. "And what do I get for that? Only 13 percent of you all out there think I'm doing a good job. So f--- all of you."

On the stand today, facing his jury, Blagojevich again apologizes for his profanity and contends he was just expressing his love for the people of Illinois.

"Again, I apologize for the language. It really looks bad and sounds bad when you hear it and see it," Blagojevich testifies. "This is a classic case of unrequited love. This was me venting."

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Remains to be seen whether the people will decide to express their love for Blago with a 'f--- you too' :)

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