Illinois Awash in Philandering Drunks: Blago
Deposed guv rails against 'holier than thou' lawmakers
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 12, 2009 7:19 AM CST
In this Jan. 29, 2009 file photo, Rod Blagojevich talks to the media outside of his home after arriving home from Springfield where the Illinois Senate voted to remove him from office.    (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
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(Newser) – The lawmakers who deposed Rod Blagojevich are “holier than thou” hypocrites, the ex-guv declared on a radio show this morning, saying that Springfield is full of anonymous lawmakers who drink too much and cheat on their wives. “This is how the system in Springfield works,” he said. “Nobody knows who they are. They’re away from their families. It’s a whole different world down there.”

He recounted a story in which an unnamed lawmaker’s wife discovered him cheating with his secretary and demanded he fire her. So the lawmaker asked Blagojevich to hire the secretary so he could continue sleeping with her. “I don't want to be too judgmental,” he said. “But these same guys get up and they get holier than thou on their soapboxes, and there they are doing that sort of thing.”