Here's Blago—asking for our ears—on The View this morning, saying that his first pick for the senate was Oprah, that you can take the boy out of the ghetto but you can’t take the ghetto out of the boy, and that “had I known somebody was listening I wouldn’t have used language like that.”

"All I ask for is a chance to prove my innocence," says the man who is skipping his own trial to appear on national television. Life is so unfair.