The Washington Times - January 23, 2009, 11:35AM

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has compared his arrest on corruption charges last month to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, saying it has put an emotional strain on his family, the AP is reporting.

“December 9 to my family, to us, to me, is what Pearl Harbor Day was to the United States,” Blagojevich told the AP in an interview. “It was a complete surprise, completely unexpected. And just like the United States prevailed in that, we’ll prevail in this.”

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He said he won’t resign before his impeachment trial before the state Senate next week, calling it a “rush to judgment” by lawmakers who want to raise the taxes of Illinois residents.

Uh, Governor, Pearl Harbor was more than just a “surprise.”  It was an unprovoked sneak attack in which hundreds of lives and much of our Navy was lost.  What happened to you was more like having your wife and pastor catch you in bed with your mistress on your birthday.  “Surprise!”

I had to look it up in a history book, and Blagojevich is right!  On Pearl Harbor Day the FBI arrested the governor of Illinois and charged him with corruption.  Who knew Blagojevoch was such a historian? 

You know, Rod Blagojevich singlehandedly has put the “fun” back in dysfunctional.  He sure has made reporting fun again.

So Blagojevich says that state lawmakers need to get him out of the way in order to raise taxes?  How can that be?  I thought they were all Democrats.  (Couldn’t resist taking that shot.  Sorry, folks.)