From Chicago Breaking News:
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich kept up his impeachment-fighting media tour this morning, reciting the same arguments he’s been making for days that he’s the victim of a political witch hunt.
The governor has a full media agenda today [Tuesday], with no less than 11 appearances.
He made no news in his CBS “Early Show” appearance, where he was interviewed by anchor Maggie Rodriguez and where it was again noted that the governor wasn’t in Illinois to defend himself at his impeachment trial.
The historic Illinois Senate impeachment trial is likely to lead to Blagojevich being removed from office within days, making him the first governor in the state to be removed. Blagojevich has been charged with abusing his power, with Illinois lawmakers focusing on a federal criminal complaint which contained statements allegedly made by the governor on wiretaps that suggest he was attempting to auction the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama to the highest bidder.
Blagojevich again blasted Illinois Senate rules that prohibit his calling certain witnesses and producing certain evidence.
“Unlike Richard Nixon, who was dealing with issues of tapes, who didn’t want his tapes heard,” the governor said. “I want mine heard. I’d like the full story to be told. If the Senate would let me have evidence, I sure would like to be there so I could prove my innocence.”
Here’s the governor’s schedule in New York today [Tuesday]:
6:45 a.m. CBS’ Evening News (taped before CBS’ The Early Show)
7 a.m. CBS’ The Early Show (Central Park studios)
8:10 a.m. Fox & Friends (FOX)
8:45 a.m. Associated Press’ TV studio (450 W. 33rd St.)
10:30 a.m. Fox Business Network (1211 Avenue of Americas)
11:15 a.m.- In Session/TruTV: Jami Floyd: Best Defense (600 3rd Avenue)
12:30 p.m.. Glenn Beck (FOX)
1:30 p.m. Campbell Brown (CNN Center)
2 p.m.- Rachel Maddow (30 Rockefeller Center)
2:30 p.m Greta Van Susteren (undisclosed location)
3:30 p.m. DL Hughley (CNN Center)
On Monday, the governor appeared on the “Today Show”, “Good Morning America,” “The View” and the “Larry King Show.” It was on “Good Morning America” that he revealed he had considered television superstar Oprah Winfrey for the open Senate seat but eventually rejected the idea because it could be seen as a “gimmick” and she likely wouldn’t take the job anyway.
Hey kids! I have another movie poster over at the Big Orange as part of another collaboration with NCrissieB. Today’s feature is A Fistful of Dollars. Here’s the link!