Blagojevich Bids Farewell

    CHICAGO - MARCH 14:   Disgraced former Illinois Governor 2 (L) gestures while speaking at a news conference outside his home March 14, 2012 in Chicago. Blagojevich must report to a federal prison in Colorado by tomorrow, to start serving a 14-year term he received for his conviction on numerous counts of fraud and corruption including attempting to sell the vacant U.S. Senate seat held by then Senator Barack Obama.    (Photo by Frank Polich/Getty Images)

    Frank Polich / Getty Images

    In his final speech before heading to prison, former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich said that he’s going to “follow the law.” Blago heads to Colorado to begin a 14-year sentence. Last June, Blagojevich was convicted on 17 counts of corruption, including allegations that he was trying to make a profit off filling Barack Obama’s Senate seat. Speaking to a crowd that sometimes chanted “Free our governor” outside his Chicago home, the disgraced former governor held his wife under his arms while she held back tears. "This, as bad as it is, is part of a long and hard journey that will only get worse before it gets better," he said. Day 1 of his 14 years begins.

    Read it at CNN