I don’t get it.

If you’re arrested by the Fibbies, and you’re caught dead to rights on tape trying to shakedown the incoming President of the United States for fun and profit; annnnd, you’re an elected official who’s arrested by the Fibbies and caught on tape engaging in an attempted shakedown of the incoming President of the United States for fun and profit, you’re supposed to step down before you get forced out of office.

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich doesn’t seem to GET IT:

CHICAGO – His career in shreds, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich clung defiantly to power Wednesday, ignoring a call to step down from President-elect Barack Obama and a warning that Senate Democrats will not let him appoint a new senator from the state.

According to his handlers, if Blago resigns, it makes him look guilty:

His attorney said Tuesday that he is innocent, and a resignation might make him appear guilty. The office also gives him a certain amount of clout, which can help him raise money for his defense. And he may need the salary — federal prosecutors say their wiretaps also caught Blagojevich complaining about his financial problems.

What?  You can’t make it on $300K a year?  Boo freaking Hoo on that one.  The fact that the Fibbies arrested you and hauled you off to jail DOESN’T make you look guilty, but resigning your office DOES?

I’m getting a headache from all this.

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