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White House: Bush Finds Blagojevich Charges 'Astounding'

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President-elect Barack Obama is calling for Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to resign. But no word yet from President Bush. White House press secretary Dana Perino says she hasn’t asked the president if Blagojevich should step down, but she did comment on his reaction to the charges filed against Blagojevich.

PERINO: The president believes it’s a very serious situation, that the charges are astounding. But because it’s in the middle of an investigation that the U.S. Attorney is conducting, we won’t have further comment.

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The governor’s attorney says Blagojevich believes he did nothing wrong. A spokesperson describes the governor’s mood as “upbeat” and “positive.” He says Blagojevich is just trying to get work done.

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