Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich apologized this morning for saying in an Esquire Magazine interview that he was "blacker than Barack Obama."
Blagojevich, in front of his home in Chicago, told reporters it was a poor way of expressing what he wanted to say.
In the interview hitting stands this week Blagojevich made this statement:
"I'm blacker than Barack Obama. I shine shoes. I grew up in a five-room
apartment. My father had a little laundromat in the black community not far
from where we lived. I saw it all growing up."