Here's a real surprise in the Rod Blagojevich corruption trial: Blago took the stand this morning. Did the defense decide that Blago's only remaining hope would be a legal Hail Mary pass?
Highlights from the Chicago Sun-Times:
Rod Blagojevich called himself a “narcissist” and an “effin’ jerk,” admitted he was on academic probation in college and didn’t learn anything in law school, and acknowledged he flunked the bar exam.
Then, on his first morning on the witness stand at his trial on federal corruption charges, the former governor of Illinois grew emotional when asked to talk about the woman he met when he was in his 20s and struggling with a fledgling legal career.
He looked across the room at the woman, who is now his wife, and pointed to her — but choked up and apparently became too emotional to say her name.
The real fun begins when Blagojevich is cross-examined by the prosecution, probably next week.