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Blago On The Early Show

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich appeared on CBS News' The Early Show this morning to keep defending his side of the story as his impeachment trial continues in the Illinois Senate.

Blagojevich explained why he was bringing his case to the public.

"It's more important than me," he said. "It's about the people who twice elected me. You can't throw a governor out without giving that governor a chance to show he did nothing wrong. That's what they're doing. It's a dangerous precedent.

"But if you're asking me do I see myself like a modern-day Frank Capra movie, and I'm the Jimmy Stewart or Gary Cooper character, a guy idealistically trying to do what's right for people, fighting a system, and then be pushed back? Yeah, I see myself that way."

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