Blagojevich speaks on ethics, crowd mocks him
Rod Blagojevich paints himself as victim, but a capacity crowd of 1,000 people at Northwestern University saw him more as a political clown Tuesday night.
They laughed during the introductions, when a campus leader said the College Democrats invited the indicted Illinois ex-governor to speak to “make sure tomorrow’s leaders respect the rule of law.”
They laughed when someone insisted that tapping Blagojevich to lead an ethics discussion was akin to asking Tiger Woods to lecture on fidelity.
And they laughed when he compared himself to Thomas Jefferson, Elvis and a mythical Greek figure.