Blago Lets Harry Reid Off the Hook
It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood…
“It’s such a cynical business, and most of the people in the business are full of shit and phonies, but I was real, man — and am real. This guy, he was catapulted in on hope and change, what we hope the guy is. What the fuck? Everything he’s saying’s on the teleprompter. I’m blacker than Barack Obama. I shined shoes. I grew up in a five-room apartment. My father had a little laundromat in a black community not far from where we lived. I saw it all growing up.”
That hit the Interwebs at 12:02 a.m. By 12:59 p.m., Blago was taking it back:
“What I said was stupid, stupid, stupid,” Blagojevich said to reporters outside his Ravenswood Manor home.
For the record, Barack Obama is half-blacker than Rod Blagojevich, but only half as black as Bill Clinton.
The Notorious Blago [Esquire]
Blagojevich apologizes for remark: ‘I’m blacker than Barack Obama’ [WGN, via Political Wire]