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Blagojevich compares his arrest to attack on Pearl Harbor

By ThinkProgress on January 23, 2009 at 11:45 am

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blagojevichweb.jpgIn an interview with the Associated Press yesterday, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) compared his arrest last month to Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. “Dec. 9 to my family, to us, to me, is what Pearl Harbor Day was to the United States,” said Blagojevich, who faces federal corruption charges for attempting to sell President Obama’s vacant Senate seat. “It was a complete surprise, completely unexpected. And just like the United States prevailed in that, we’ll prevail in this.” Blagojevich’s impeachment trial in the Illinois state senate is slated to begin next week.

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