Otto Kerner

Blagojevich puts on one last show

Blagojevich puts on one last show

Rod Blagojevich may have a problem with hidden recording devices, but the convicted former governor rarely met a camera he didn't like and that held true even Wednesday with a choreographed-for-TV farewell on the eve of his imprisonment.

Showman to the end, Blagojevich emerged from his Ravenswood Manor bungalow in an appearance timed to catch the top of 5 p.m. newscasts. He launched into a campaign-style monologue reciting a laundry list of accomplishments and insisting he never intentionally broke the law.

"I believe I always, always thought about what was right for the people," said Blagojevich as his wife, Patti, stood by his side and teared up.