Rod Blagojevich emerged from prison and returned to the comforts of kith, kin and a microphone.
Yep, there he was Wednesday, his first morning as a freed convict, freshly shaved and nicked by a sharp civilian razor, standing outside his Ravenswood Manor home on Chicago’s North Side. He was holding a news conference, seeking attention and adulation just like in the old days before he became a felonious ex-governor, guilty of multiple counts of corruption.
Based on that performance, we can say two things with certainty about this disgraced pol: He didn’t lose his smooth-talking ways while incarcerated, nor did he find humility. He made clear he isn’t retaking a place in the public eye so he can acknowledge his wrongdoing. He’s a victim. And he has some things to say about that.