Animal House and delusions of populism pepper Blago speech The ex-governor’s closing argument in his impeachment trial will rank as one of the most flamboyant political speeches of the modern era. By Michael SebastianJan. 30, 2009 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.