August 25, 2010
The Economist on Rod Blagojevich: "Can I get a witness?"
See "The Never-Ending Swansong". Excerpt:
The verdict was the latest anticlimax in what has been a disappointing summer for rubberneckers. After declaring his eagerness to testify, Mr Blagojevich did not take the stand. His lawyers subpoenaed several leading Democrats, including Rahm Emanuel and Valerie Jarrett.
In the end, though, the defence produced a grand total of no witnesses. Conspiracy theories abound, but the most realistic explanation is that the lawyers concluded that further testimony would only help the prosecutors.
Not exactly Jefferson, Stevenson, Lugar. It's Chicago, Jake.
Posted by JD Hull at August 25, 2010 11:51 PM