Blago compares arrest to Pearl Harbor

The Illinois governor needs to get out of the statehouse and into treatment.

By Thomas Schaller

Published January 23, 2009 8:29PM (EST)

Oh, boy: During an interview with the Associated Press, embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich -- and "embattled" is practically his permanent salutation, displacing "the honorable" -- actually compared his arrest to the attacks on Pearl Harbor.

This guy is really, really delusional. Totally losing it . . . and I'm not talking about the governorship.

Thomas Schaller

Thomas F. Schaller is professor of political science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the author of "Whistling Past Dixie: How Democrats Can Win Without the South." Follow him @schaller67.

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