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Blagojevich Out Jogging As House Votes To Impeach (WATCH)

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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: