* The AP interviewed former Gov. Jim Edgar about Rod Blagojevich today. Here’s a brief excerpt…
Q: (W)hy do you think Blagojevich was twice elected governor(in 2002 and 2006)?
A: “The first time, it was a vote against George Ryan. He was going to change, reform government. I can understand voters, after one person fails, they were going to turn to the other party.”
“The second time, I don’t think there is any good reason. The voters blew it. The media actually did a pretty good job of documenting Blagojevich’s ethical shortcomings.”
*** UPDATE - 5:07 pm *** The jury has left for the day without announcing a verdict.