Illini Guv Rod B has presented a very effective defense on his own behalf:
"I'm fulla shit!! So I blather on and on about this half assed scheme and that dopey deal...Since when is alot of mullarkey a misdemeanor or a truckful of fantasies a felony! Yeah, I wanted to auction off Obama's seat, cuddle up to Michele's derriere and marry Tony Resko's six hot daughters. And then I planned on rescuing Noah's ark from Mt Ararat, stealing the shroud of Turin and entroning myself as world emperor on Machu Pichu.
"I'll capture the Somali pirates, bring peace to the Middle east and convert Barney Frank to a heterosexual. Yeah, that's the ticket... Rod Blagojevich, Slayer of the Homo Hormone!"