President says he was distressed by nature of allegations made against Blagojevich
In an interview with The State Journal-Register, Obama said Thursday he was distressed by the nature of the allegations made against Blagojevich. But he said Illinois is now ready to move forward.
Obama expressed confidence in Gov. Pat Quinn, who took office after the state Senate convicted Blagojevich of charges made in a bill of impeachment. The president called Quinn a relentless advocate for working families, adding that he's smart, dedicated and in politics for the right reasons.
Obama, who will be spending the weekend at his Chicago home, said it's a great honor being in the White House. But he said Chicago is still home, adding that he and his family were looking forward to seeing their friends.
Information from: The State Journal-Register, http://www.sj-r.com/