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02/09/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Blagojevich Out Jogging As House Votes To Impeach (WATCH)


Gov. Rod Blagojevich was out jogging Friday while the Illinois House was voting on impeaching him.

From the AP:

Gov. Rod Blagojevich was out jogging in Chicago while lawmakers in Springfield voted to impeach him. Upon returning from his run, he compared his situation to long-distance running.

Blagojevich refused to answer any specific questions about the 114-1 vote by which the House impeached him Friday.

But he said: "Let me simply say I feel like the old Alan Sillitoe short story 'The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner.' ... And that's what this is by the way, a long-distance run." He then promised to say more at an afternoon news conference.
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Earlier Friday, the 52-year-old Democrat emerged from his home in a black jogging suit and berated the media for bothering his neighbors before heading out on a jog.

He now faces a Senate trial. If convicted, he'll be removed from office.

Watch Blagojevich head out on his run: