Alex Massie

Blagojevich: Entertainer of the Year

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Can we agree that Rod Blagojevich is making a great run at the title Entertainer of the Year. Here's the disgraced governor of Illinois protesting his innocence (again!) today:

I like old cowboy movies, and I want to explain how these rules work in a more understandable way. There was an old saying in the old West. There was a cowboy who was charged with stealing a horse in town. Some of the other cowboys, especially the guy whose horse was stolen, were very unhappy with that guy. One of the cowboys said, "Let's hang him." One of the other cowboys said, "Hold on, let's give him a fair trial. Then let's hang him." I'm not even getting a fair trial!

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Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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