In his first days home, Rod Blagojevich spun a web of half-truths and — to some — hypocrisy

CHICAGO — As disgraced ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich of Illinois stood in front of TV cameras this week and declared himself a political prisoner finally home from eight years of exile, his former running mate watched in disbelief.Former Gov. Pat Quinn — the lieutenant governor who became the state’s chief executive after Blagojevich was impeached and removed from office in 2009 — had heard most of the routine before. The story of his immigrant parents, the poetry recitations and the historical references have been part of Blagojevich’s repertoire since his earliest days in politics.But with Blagoje...


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