You’ve got to hand it to Rod Blagojevich, he’s on his way out eventually, but he’s going out with some real panache:
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich of Illinois plans to ask that he be permitted to use campaign funds to defend himself against federal corruption charges, a lawyer who represents the head of the embattled governor’s campaign fund said Thursday.
Michael D. Ettinger, the lawyer for Mr. Blagojevich’s brother, Robert, who is chairman of the campaign fund, The Friends of Blagojevich, said that the governor would make the request to the judge assigned to his case when and if he is formally indicted.
“There’s a real question about how he will be able to pay for his defense,” Mr. Ettinger said.
The decision to try to use campaign funds arose on Thursday after the state attorney general rejected a request by the governor to use state funds to pay for his impeachment defense.
If only he’d been able to get some cash for that Senate seat before they arrested him……