Today, former Illinois Guv Rod Blagojevich begins serving his 14-year prison term for attempting to sell Barack Obama’s former Senate seat. Yesterday, he held a “Goodbye” press conference during which he still insists that he did nothing wrong and will be cleared on appeal. He called the looming prison term a “dark and hard journey,” but said he drew strength from his belief that while in office he “helped real, ordinary people.”

- He added that he’s sure the guys in prison will be “really BLEEPING understanding of this BLEEPING travesty of justice.” 

- Blago says he’s not afraid of the occassional strip search but begged prison officials not to touch his hair. 

- Too bad he’s not going to prison in Texas . They have an empty seat to be filled there called “Old Sparky”.