below, from Illinois GOP party....
Statement from Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady on Blagojevich Decision Not to Testify
(CHICAGO) - Illinois State Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady today released the following statement about Rod Blagojevich's decision not to testify at his corruption trial:
"Our system of justice gives Rod Blagojevich the right to remain silent. But his refusal to answer questions under oath also reveals more of the duplicity by which he campaigned and tried to govern. We shouldn't be surprised. Rod ran as a reformer, with the full support of Pat Quinn and Mike Madigan. But it was all a sham.
"How many times did Blagojevich promise the people of Illinois that he would testify, that he would swear on the Bible to tell the truth and that he was going to 'walk the walk' right up to the witness stand? He said he intended to answer every allegation.
"It's clear that this decision is more vintage Rod. He'll probably boast about how hard it was to keep quiet, how he agonized for the people of Illinois, but in the end he had to follow the advice of his attorneys. Sorry, Rod. Actions speak louder than words."
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