"I know in our system you're innocent until proven guilty, but those tapes that were released by the special prosecutor, by the, excuse me, by the U.S. Attorney, seem incredibly, incredibly incriminating. It's a decision for the people of Illinois to make, and the legislature of Illinois to make, but from where I sit he looks like a guy who is not capable of governing," Biden said during the interview.
And if Blagojevich were to appoint someone to fill President-elect Barack Obama's vacant senate seat, Biden said he hoped to God it wouldn't happen.
"Well, you know, I don't know what the constitution of Illinois dictates in whether or not that would be able to be stopped. I think it would require either the legislature in Illinois or the state courts to nullify that," Biden said. "I hope he would not do that. He's got to understand that if he were to pick any nominee, at this point, that person would be so tainted, that it would really make it virtually impossible for them to represent the state of Illinois. Whether or not they're good, bad or indifferent. I hope to God he wouldn't do that."
(Blagojevich comments begin at 22:23)