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Blagojevich calls relationship with Rezko "stupid"


Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, awaiting trail on corruption charges, is in the meantime on a book tour to promote his side of the story book, "The Governor." In a telephone interview from New York, Blagojevich tells Peter Slevin of the Washington Post his relationship with Antoin "Tony" Rezko, a developer and fund-raiser now in prison--and cooperating with federal prosecutors--was "stupid."

Slevin writes, "If it hadn't been for Rezko, Blagojevich said, "I don't think I'm anywhere near the situation I'm in."


I love how all these politicians are throwing Rezko under-the-bus when, in fact, they are guilty of poor judgement and, in most cases - corruption. I would not be surprised if all politicians involved with Rezko take a fall.

If it hadn't been for Tony, Rod? What about where Tony would be it it hadn't been for you? Seems to me all his problems didn't start piling up until he hooked up with you.

Blago won't stop promoting himself until he is locked up, and that probably won't stop him. Keep track of his antics at

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