Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid isn’t the only one making headlines with racially insensitive remarks regarding the President. Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, who was ousted last year amid alleged abuses of power and attempts to sell legislative appointments and authorizations, told Esquire Magazine:
“I’m blacker than Barack Obama. I shined shoes. I grew up in a five-room apartment. My father had a little laundromat in a black community not far from where I lived. I saw it all growing up.”
The White House has declined to comment on Blagojevich’s remarks, probably because everyone knows he’s just trying to get his name in the news; he’s set to appear in the latest season of The Celebrity Apprentice. View Blagojevich’s apology from Monday morning (January 11th) below.