The continuing saga of Illinois’ embattled governor just keeps getting more and more interesting. As his impeachment trial opened yesterday, Rod Blagojevich took to the tv airwaves to defend (?) himself. I saw clips of a few of his tv appearances, and that’s why I included the little question mark above. It didn’t seem to me that he was doing a good job of defending himself. In fact, the ladies on The View noticed the same thing, with them noting, “Seems like you’re doing yourself more harm than good.” The View ladies then hilariously chided the governor, asking him to say “I’m not a crook” – Richard Nixon-style. Blago refused.
And of course by now you’ve heard about the Oprah for Senator announcement he made on Good Morning America – Blago has admitted that he actually considered Oprah Winfrey to fill Obama’s old Senate seat. I’m not even going to go there – there were too many other gems that came out of Blago’s mouth yesterday. Among them:
On his Larry King Live appearance, Blagojevich launched into a bizarre analogy involving cowboys and steer to describe his situation… I’m not going to go into detail; it was quite lengthy, but it’s worth looking up on youtube or somewhere if you’re so inclined. WHAT was he TALKING about?!?
Back to Oprah for a minute. According to Blagojevich, Oprah has more influence than all 100 United States senators combined. She does have lots of dough; as well as an uncanny ability to get women to diet and save money. But she doesn’t have the power to declare war or pass legislation that changes lives… so no, Blago, not even close on that one.
Also on Larry King Live, Blago was shown clips of Saturday Night Live where they make fun of him, namely his thick mane of hair. “He looks like one of those Fisher Price toy people with its hair on backwards!” Too funny! But Blago didn’t think so. “What show was that?” he asked. But a few sentences later, he talked about how they can make fun of him during skits or whatever and that he didn’t care. But if he had never heard of Saturday Night Live as he acted, how would he know it was a show comprised of skits? He was just trying to insult Saturday Night Live by acting as though he had never heard of it!
And throughout the governor’s press junket yesterday, he kept repeating – “The fix is in” referring to the “fact” that the Illinois House is impeaching him because they’re out to get him – not because he did anything wrong. I agree with Blago on one aspect – his impeachment in inevitable. In the mean time, I have to admit how fun it is to watch this guy in action and marvel at the fact that he was ever elected to such a major public office. I think he might be certifiably nuts!
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I watched at least half of the Larry King interview Monday night. I missed the cowboy analogy. Didn’t he miss the opening of his impeachment to begin his NY tour? He should be invited to host SNL and get Sean Astin to make an appearance. He is already being tapped for the movie.
I am really getting tired of this whole thing. The secession of Palatine Township from Cook County is back in the news too. They want to put it on the next ballot as a non-binding referendum.
Oh, how one day makes a difference. Earlier the House was unanimous on his impeachment. Tonight the Senate completed his dismissal with their own unanimous votes- one for his removal, one for barring him from any Illinois political office. At this point, I don’t care whether or not he’s criminally charged- I’m just glad he’s finally gone. No more Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich. Even though he’s still a democrat, I welcome Gov. Pat Quinn.
Yes… time to take down all those signs he put up on the tollways labeling them as his… what a waste of $