Blago Defends Remarks: 'It's a Black Thing, You Wouldn't Understand'

05/25/2011 03:10 pm ET

CHICAGO (The Borowitz Report) - Hours after being quoted as saying that he is "blacker than Barack Obama," former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich said that he had been "misunderstood by the white media," adding, "It's a black thing, you wouldn't understand."

But even as Mr. Blagojevich tried to explain his controversial comment, he may have dug a deeper hole for himself, telling reporters, "When I said that I was blacker than Barack Obama, I wasn't singling him out - I am, in fact, the blackest man in America."

Raising the ante, Mr. Blagojevich urged reporters to consult an authority on the subject of blackness: "Don't take my word for it -- ask Harry Reid."

Reached for comment, Sen. Reid (D - Nev) said he was agnostic on the matter of Mr. Blagojevich's blackness, but added, "For a black man he does look rather light-skinned to me."

Elsewhere, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said that God was responsible for her candidacy but neglected to mention He was also responsible for locusts. More here.