I assume that Rod Blagojevich means the movie Pearl Harbor and not the actual attack. The latter killed over 2500 Americans, which would make Blago a ghoul. The movie, however, was almost as embarrassing as Blagojevich himself:
Illinois’ embattled but defiant governor, so fond of reciting poetry as he defends himself against federal corruption allegations, has turned instead to the history books to describe the emotional strain his arrest put on him and his family.
In an interview Thursday with The Associated Press, Gov. Rod Blagojevich compared his early morning December arrest by FBI agents to Japan’s 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.
He says it was a “complete surprise” but he’ll prevail, just like America in World War II.
Blagojevich says there’s no chance he will resign before the start of the state Senate’s impeachment trial next week. He says he will fight the allegations against him “to the very end.”
So, I guess my assumption was incorrect after all. Blagojevich is both a complete embarrassment as well as a complete ghoul. Got it.
Blagojevich also declared that he would not resign, but fight impeachment to the bitter end. However, the Illinois governor (for now) neglected to file a challenge to impeachment allowed by the House rules. They’re going with the we-haven’t-bothered-to-read-the-state-constitution strategy of declaring that the House has no authority to impeach Blagojevich without him being convicted of a crime.
And just for good measure, Team Blago offered up a Bonus Offensive Historical Analogy:
Adam and Blagojevich’s other attorneys announced last week that they would not participate in the Senate trial — Adam and his father compared it to a lynching — and said his conviction is guaranteed.
Um, okay. Selling a Senate seat is the new civil rights movement. Impeachment is starting to look like the mild option, while tar and feathers look a lot more reasonable.