This is great....the libtards are in a tizzy right now. Between this and Obama allegedly being an Illegal Alien, the Socialist party is going to IMPLODE.........
CHICAGO -- Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich defended himself for the first time since his arrest last week on federal corruption charges.
At a news conference in downtown Chicago, a defiant Blagojevich emphatically declared his innocence and vowed to fight the charges against him.
"I'm here to tell you right off the bat that I'm not guilty of any criminal wrongdoing, that I intend to stay on the job and I will fight this thing every step of the way," he said.
"I will fight, I will fight, I will fight until I take my last breath," he added. "I have done nothing wrong."
Prosecutors have accused Blagojevich of, among other things, trying to sell President-elect Barack Obama's vacant U.S. Senate seat to the highest bidder. The state's attorney general, Lisa Madigan, tried to remove Blagojevich from office when she asked the Illinois Supreme Court to declare him unfit. But the high court refused to hear the case.
In his statement, Blagojevich put to rest any rumors that he is considering resignation.
"I'm not going to quit a job that people hired me to do because of false accusations and a political lynch mob," Blagojevich said before taking shots at Madigan, who appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press" and other detractors who are pushing for him to resign.
"I'm not going to do what my accusers and political enemies have been doing," he added. "That is to talk about this case in 30-second sound bytes on "Meet the Press" or TV news."
Blagojevich did not take any questions after making his statement.