ABC News highlights 2006 footage of Gov. Blagojevich speaking at a Democratic Party event in Chicago in which he mentions how his mother said to him after he was elected governor, “Promise me, son, you’ll never take bribes,” and how he told her, ‘“Of course I’ll never take bribes. Not only would that be dishonest, it would be illegal…” (It was a kind of set-up to the punchline that his mother went on to ask him, “Do you think you can get Aunt Daisy’s son-in-law a job?”)

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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.