First of all, let me disclose that I don’t much like his dad. I don’t know enough about Junior to form an opinion. But if I was going on national TV to address the Blagojevich scandal, I would say something more substantive and definitive than, “I don’t believe we did anything wrong.”
I would say, “I definitely did not do anything wrong. Here’s what you need to know about the contacts I’ve had with Blagojevich. This is exactly what I did, what I said to him, what he said to me, etc., etc.” and give us an exact account of every communication and dealing he’s had with the governor.
Of course, Blagojevich has reportedly identified Jackson as one person who was willing to pay for the seat. While that wouldn’t really surprise me, given the fact that he was brought up by Jesse “Shakedown” Jackson, Sr., I still wouldn’t put much stock in anything Blagojevich says at this point. (EDIT: And, to be honest, Jackson’s demeanor didn’t seem like he was someone who was too worried about anything.)
I won’t link to it, but it’s no surprise that FoxNews is running a picture on its Web site of President-elect Obama and Blagojevich.