This explains why the FBI code words to move in on soon to be ex Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich were “Tora! Tora! Tora!”:

Illinois’ embattled but defiant governor turned to the history books to describe the emotional strain on him and his family, comparing his arrest last month to Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor.

“Dec. 9 to my family, to us, to me, is what Pearl Harbor Day was to the United States,” Gov. Rod Blagojevich told The Associated Press in an interview Thursday. “It was a complete surprise, completely unexpected. And just like the United States prevailed in that, we’ll prevail in this.”

Then, quickly switching gears in this surreal circus, Blagojevich compared himself to an honest cowboy being chased by black-hatted outlaws.

The James-Younger gang was unavailable for comment, as they were busy meeting with Tojo concerning their next move against the pristine Blagojevich, who of course makes The Untouchables look like Bonnie & Clyde — just ask him.

Just another day in Illinois politics.

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“I fear that all we have done is to awaken a sleeping politician and fill him with a terrible resolve to recite Alfred Lord Tennyson poems.” — FBI Director Yamamoto

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