Blago: If You’re Going To Fire Me, Obama Has To Fire Rahm

Rod Blagojevich is on a roll in his 90-minute speech to the Illinois state Senate, the chamber that is poised to remove him from office as early as today, lambasting them for removing him with no evidence that he did anything wrong.

Blago is taking particular pride in his decision to circumvent the legislative process during his first term in order to help Illinoisans get prescription drugs from Canada, teaming up with governors from other states. Blago pointed out how national Democratic leaders like Rahm Emanuel have actively promoted this issue.

So if you’re going to throw him out of office, Blago argued, “let’s demand that President Obama fire Rahm Emanuel, because Rahm Emanuel is the one who gave me this idea.”