«This guy, he was catapulted in on hope and change, what we hope the guy is. What the fuck? Everything he's saying's on the teleprompter. I'm blacker than Barack Obama. I shined shoes. I grew up in a five-room apartment. My father had a little laundromat in a black community not far from where we lived. I saw it all growing up.»
Rod Blagojevich, governador democrata do Illinois 2003-2009, a cumprir uma pena de 14 anos por ter tentado vender o lugar de senador de Barack Obama, em entrevista à revista Esquire.