Corruption

Just Go Blago

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Failed-before-he-could-dream reality star, Rod Blagojevich, was interviewed on NBC's Today Show…today. Best/most-quoted line: "I guess the judge did save me from eating bugs." Follow the pictorial link below for the video. The interview begins at the 2:30 mark:

Sad Blago

Watching Blagojevich turn meek and desperate; listening to the disgraced guvna stumbling over his words, trying to explain that he needs money to support his family; being rejected by Jerry Springer!–it's all too much. The Blagojevich boondoggle has stopped being entertaining. 

Blagojevich's sad, pathetic display of self-preservation is almost genuine enough to garner sympathy. Yeah, even in light of the proposed $80,000 per episode appearance and the comparision between running a state to scarfing down bugs on a reality show, which Blagojevich quickly calls "an idea that was presented to me…not an idea I had."

At Blagojevich's hearing, the Honorable James Zagel said, "I don't think the defendent fully understand the position he finds himself in."  Take Blagojevich at his word that he does understand his position: hopeless. It's now time focus on much more important issues.

Columnist Steve Chapman explained why Blagojevich won't go quietly. My own cheeky Blago posts here and here.

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  1. It would be a wonderful thing to see Blago as Spitzer’s sidekick on a new late-night talk show.

  2. Blagojevich’s sad, pathetic display of self-preservation is almost genuine enough to gardner sympathy.

    Garner, Fonz. Garner.

    Though related to ProL’s statement above, gardeners do have hos.

  3. Damnit! Epi beat me to it. I never get the chance to be a pedantic prick. Someone always beats me to it.

  4. Yes, instead of a band, Spitz will have a group of whores who just stand around and look good, in a skanky sort of way.

    It’s either damn it or dammit, Paul.

  5. What’s this gardner sympathy I keep hearing about. Some medical MJ grow-op?

    I want ins.

  6. ProL, Spitzer is not Robert Palmer.

  7. I had sympathy for Chauncey the gardner.

  8. no if you all will etscuse me, I gotta go and floggo my blago.

  9. No, no, Palmer’s chicks were too Eurosleazy for the Spitz. I was thinking more Facebook whore, myself. It’s Spitzer’s milieu.

  10. Yes, instead of a band, Spitz will have a group of whores who just stand around and look good, in a skanky sort of way.

    It’s been done.

  11. Facebook whore

    Definition, plz!

    Also, I like how our very own Barry Zuckercorn refers to himself as “cheeky.”

    “If I’m right, just give me a little tap on the fanny.”

  12. Something along these lines.

  13. Also, I like how our very own Barry Zuckercorn refers to himself as “cheeky.”

    Referencing Henry Winkler in a post by Jeff Winkler? Doesn’t that create some kind of Fonzie vortex? You may have destroyed us all!

    AAAYYYYYY

  14. Pro Lib, I loved a girl like that once.

    wait

    maybe it was twiced.

  15. Pro Lib-

    What about the deceased Robert Palmer and his gals?

  16. Blago understands the position the judge is in. The dishonorable judge will find him guilty. The public demands it. After all, we’ve all heard the evidence against the defendant that was selectivly presented to the media by the government. All that’s left now is to pretend to give him a fair trial and then ship him off to prison.

    None of that is to suggest I think he is innocent, just saying the cooperation between the police (FBI) and the media is utter bullshit. The judge, or the jury, knows what the verdict needs to be.

  17. Epi-

    What is it with you? How many times do you have to beat everybody to the keyboard?

  18. libertymike,

    Episiarch has ruled: Spitzer is not Robert Palmer.

  19. I so hope that the guy get off. Why? Am I betraying my principles? After all, Blago was a public sector parasite. The guy is a democrat. Pretty putrid combination in my book.

    What gives? The prospect that there is more to the story. The prospect that the guy has the goods on a plethora of politicians, policymakers and other public sector pukes. The prospect that the guy can name names and take down others who feed at the public trough. The near certain prospect that the prosecution, like so many thousands of others in our history, is sordid and coming into court with anything but clean hands.

    I felt the same way about ole Jim Trafficant. He may have been in the public sector too long for my tastes and he may have been a democrat, but at least he challenged the IRS.

  20. ProL,

    Cool! I have all the wrong Facebook friends.

  21. @Episiarch…Thanks for that dude

  22. Can we start a TV show where people pay to take swings at his face with a baseball bat? I know I would bid to be on that reality TV show.

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