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Blago Says a Prayer

Governor takes moment to reflect on Christmas



    Blago Says a Prayer
    Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich recalled a childhood memory of Christmas while some state legislators worked to oust him.

    Gov. Rod Blagojevich may have placed a direct call to a higher power about his precarious political position Tuesday.

    The governor and his family attended a Serbian Orthodox Christmas Eve Mass last night on the city's Northwest Side, seemingly oblivious to the ongoing hearings in the state capital which may put them in the growing list of unemployed.

    The panel considering impeachment of Blagojevich says it will move forward even if they do not get to hear federal wiretaps of the governor's telephone conversations. The full state house could vote on impeachment by Friday.
    In the meantime, the governor spoke briefly to reporters Tuesday about the holiday he was celebrating and did not touch on his legal troubles.

    "I'm just here to enjoy the holiday season," said Blagojevich.

    His wife, Patti, was seen tearing up as she listened to words of support, but the governor remained upbeat, recalling his days as an alter boy and smiling.