Blagojevich and his wife stopped very briefly in the lobby of the federal building to address the press. He started, as he has been known to do, by quoting Kipling:
"Rudyard Kipling, among the things he wrote was, 'If you can meet with triumph and disaster and treat those two impostors just the same: Patti and I - and especially me -- this is a time to be strong and this is a time fight through adversity. This is a time for me to be strong for my children. To be strong for Patti. This is also a time for Patti and me to go home so we can explain to our kids, to our babies, Amy and Annie, what happened, what all this means, and where we're going from here. We're going to keep fighting on, through this adversity. We'll see you soon."
Blagojevich and his wife and attorneys left without responding to any questions about any plans for an appeal.
-Abdon M. Pallasch