01/22/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Blagojevich's Poem A Popular Choice

As it turns out, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is not the first to quote the popular English poet Rudyard Kipling at a time of great turmoil.

At a news conference Friday, Blagojevich protested his innocence in the Senate-seat controversy and vowed -- at least three times -- to fight his enemies. He then cited lines from Kipling's poem If.

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