Everyone's talking about Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. (That's because they can't write about him - can't spell his name.)
I say his defense his simple: He was joking. Because who would say all this stuff? This is the kind of stuff I would say as a joke to my friends if I ever were governor. That's more believable than anything I've heard.
And a guy with a helmut haircut has to be kidding on some level.