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Ousted Governor Blagojevich Says He Wants to Expose the Truth--Asks Obama to Testify

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By Grant Lawrence

Source: Bodhi Thuder

The former Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich has made no secret that he thinks he was targeted for his pro-union stances and his work for the people.

He may in fact be right.

As a few may recall, the former governor had suspended Illinois business with the Bank of America for it's brutal and unethical handling of a factory closing in the state. This was right about the time of the collapse of the economy and the first trillion(s) dollar bailouts. Blagojevich berated the Bank of America and the Big Banksters for taking taxpayer bail out money while taking advantage of workers.

Soon after Blagojevich was embroiled in scandal.

Being a coincidence theorist (conspiracy's don't exist in the US), I find it highly coincidental that Blagojevich and former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer were both taken out when they could have done the most good against the banksters and Wall Street corruption. Both Governors had a history of taking on corporate interests. Spitzer, as we all should know, was a champion against corporate fraud and soon after he was outed for having sex with prostitutes. It is funny that he should have to leave the office for that offense when nearly every other politician (except Spitzer) prostituted themselves to corporate and financial interests.

Nevertheless it may be that Blagojevich, unlike Spitzer, was prostituting his office. But if he didn't then he would be one of the few politicians that have not acted in this manner.

According to CBS News the former Governor has now decided to try to get President Obama to testify in court in his defense when his trial for corruption charges come up in June.

Blagojevich has pleaded not guilty in the charges that he was selling the Illinois Senate seat to the highest bidder. Now he wants President Obama to testify about the Obama Administration's involvement in making deals for that Senate seat.

....the motion contends that "President Obama's public statements contradict other witness statements." It specifically cites statements from a labor union official whom Blagojevich met with and believed to be in contact with the president.

The labor union official is expected to be a prosecution witness, so Blagojevich's defense team wants Mr. Obama to act as a corroborating witness for the former governor, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.....(Source: CBS News)

It is highly unlikely that Obama will have to testify. But he should.

Political corruption is just political business. The government is for sale to the highest bidder and most everyone that pays attention knows that.

Once in awhile a politician comes along that has some feeling for the people and tries to act in their interests. When that happens, a lone nut gunmen comes along or a scandal emerges to remove them. This is the way things work in America.

For Blagojevich's take on the scandal and the reason for his removal, check out the video's below.

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