Former Illinois governor Rod “Blago” Blagojevich was found guilty of 17 out of 20 counts on charges that basically boil down to him trying to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated after Barack Obama was elected president in 2008.
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Who said there are no second acts in American lives? Here’s disgraced former Governor Rod Blagojevich posing with Adam “TV’s Batman” West at this weekend’s Wizard World 2010 Chicago Comic Con.
The trial of former Illinois governor Rod “Blago” Blagojevich is proving to be one in a long line of entertaining stories of good ol’ American political corruption. Not because it revolves around a politician trying to enrich himself by way of his elected office, but because it revolves around a politician who is a dramatic ham. Blago loves the attention of the press.
Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich — “Blago” — says in his just-released Esquire magazine interview: “I’m blacker than Barack Obama. I shined shoes. I grew up in a five-room apartment. My father had a little laundromat in a black community not far from where we lived.”
Take down the tollway signs.
In a TV movie, that is. The NY Daily News has suggestions.(Javier Bardem seems like a stretch.)Read our profile onRod Blagojevich for more details.