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Turkey, no baloney: Court cafe had Blago sandwich

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CHICAGO (AP) -- If a sandwich can foretell verdicts, Rod Blagojevich may have reason for hope.

At the cafeteria in the courthouse where the impeached governor is being tried for corruption, a blackboard menu on Thursday offered a sandwich special: "The Innocent aka Blago."

Blagojevich himself could be heard talking about it as he entered the courtroom after an afternoon break. He said with a smile that it was "an accurate and truthful" sandwich. He has pleaded not guilty.

He didn't say if he had sampled the concoction, made with turkey, Swiss cheese, pesto mayonnaise, avocado and spinach.

The no-nonsense judge in the case didn't address the issue in court. But he's likely to be unhappy. The building's sole eatery is frequented by judges, attorneys and even jurors in Blagojevich's case.

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