Talk Show Host Grills Blago

Bonnie Hunt tells former governor to take responsibility
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 11, 2009 4:20 PM CDT

(Newser) – Rod Blagojevich got unexpectedly tough treatment from Bonnie Hunt on her talk show today, the Chicago Tribune reports. In what was probably supposed to be a routine stop on the former governor’s book tour, Hunt, an Illinois native, instead pressed Blago on why he doesn’t take responsibility for the corrupt practices that got him impeached. “At some point," Hunt asked, "even for your own children, don't you want to be accountable?"

Hunt pointed out that Blago’s book portrays him as a “perpetual victim of circumstance,” and asked, “Could that possibly be true?" He became visibly agitated, raising his voice and telling the audience the wiretap tapes, which have yet to be released, will clear his name. "These are false accusations and there are taped conversations that will set the record straight,” he said. “That's the truth.”