Blagojevich's Lawyer Doesn't Like Executive Mansion

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Gov. Rod Blagojevich's lawyer got to spend a night at the governor's mansion but says he didn't like the accommodations.

Attorney Ed Genson said Monday that he spent one night at the mansion when he first came to Springfield to represent the governor at an Illinois House impeachment hearing.

Genson called it a "drafty place" and said he wouldn't want to live there.

Genson stayed in the Lincoln Bedroom, featuring a bed given to Abraham Lincoln just before he left Springfield for Washington. He said he was insulted because it was the smallest bedroom.

Blagojevich has faced intense criticism for not moving to the 16-room manor, or even visiting it often, after being elected governor.   Instead, he lives in his private residence in Chicago.

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