Blagojevich Sorry for 'Blacker Than Obama' Remark

Ex-gov says comment was 'stupid, stupid, stupid'
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 11, 2010 2:03 PM CST
In this Dec. 15, 2008, file photo then Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich arrives at an office building in downtown Chicago.   (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

(Newser) – Rod Blagojevich took back his claim that he is "blacker than Barack Obama," explaining that he was speaking metaphorically. "What I said was stupid, stupid, stupid," the ex-governor said in Illinois today. But he took advantage of the publicity his off-the-wall comment garnered to register his dissatisfaction with the administration's policies.

"Nothing has changed with this administration," he told Chicago Breaking News, under which Wall Street is bailed out and ordinary people are "not getting a fair shake."

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