Rod Blagojevich's Last Hurrah Before Jail

Former Gov. "Blago" gives speech to a chanting crowd before going to prison.
1:54 | 03/15/12

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Transcript for Rod Blagojevich's Last Hurrah Before Jail
And back here at home. The day of reckoning has arrived for Rod Blagojevich the flamboyant former governor of Illinois has just left his -- there -- seeing this was just moments ago. He is heading into the -- have -- as expected. His sendoff was a total circuits and. It felt more like a campaign event and it goodbye Rod Blagojevich emerging from his home with his wife by his side. To a mob of well wishers who chanted throughout much of his speech Bob Lazio. -- After taking up some of his proudest political achievements he got to the point it's hard for me to say but I have to go and the prison. Then governor Blagojevich was arrested in December 08 accused of trying to sell Barack Obama -- newly vacated senate seat to the highest bidder. I haven't I've got this thing. And it's cold and and I don't like it. He was impeached after which he and his wife Patti -- to rather bizarre PR campaign she appeared on the reality show I'm a celebrity get me out of here. He appeared on Celebrity Apprentice after a trial and then a retrial if -- he was sentenced to fourteen years in prison. Really wrong. Through. Blog -- teared up when talking about leaving his wife and two daughters behind and sing about a patty and in my kids. Will be the hardest thing that I've ever had to -- he also simultaneously. Admitted he was wrong but I certainly made my share of mistakes. I take responsibility. And insisted that he was actually within the -- that he's appealing his conviction. And that we haven't heard the last of -- -- -- Iraq. We probably will he'll be at checking into a prison outside of Denver today it's apparently as far as prisons go not a bad place but it will be nonetheless some adjustments for a guy who used to make his staff -- his hair brush with them. At all times.

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