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Blago Media Tour Begins: Reality TV, 'Dim Bulb' Comment Discussed (VIDEO)

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But isn't this all reality TV at this point? Today Blago sat down with Meredith Vieira of the Today show, who didn't hold back on firing hard-hitting questions (that Blago deflected).

The first post-verdict interview began like this: "As of today you're out of a job, your political future looks like it is dead, and you are now a convicted felon. Do you take any responsibility with what's become of you?"

Basically the answer from Blagojevich was no - but it came in the form of a fantastic answer to an unasked question. Later, he would only admit that he regretted "certain people I put faith in and trust in, advisers and different people."

He wasn't willing to commit to take the stand if there is a retrial, although he said, "I would be fully prepared to take it the second time around if there is one." Also, his harshest words were for the prosecution:

The very thing they're charging me with they ought to charge themselves with and they ought to add an additional count of hypocrisy.

That's right - he wants to charge the prosecution with hypocrisy.

Vieira pressed him on the fact his own lawyers called him a "dim bulb" several times during the trial. Blago's response? Laugh, pause, change subject. By the way, the content of the f-bomb-laden tapes is now being referred to by Blago as "brainstorming."

Here's the Today interview:

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