Rod Blagojevich. Don Blagojevich. Don as in mob boss Don. Is this guy for real? I have been reading about Blagojevich since the story broke, and each day it gets better and better. I can’t believe anyone could be so stupid. I am reading a recent Time Magazine article about the Blagojevich scandal. They claim that the Feds have been investigating this guy for quite some time.
This thing plays like a scene from a Mario Puzo novel. The Governor of Illinois sitting in his office behaving like a mob boss. A common criminal thug running one of the most powerful states in the country. Ordering hits to have his political enemies whacked out. Threatening his subordinates with jail time if they don’t kneel down and kiss his ring. Talking shit to his rival mob boss across town, Jesse Jackson.
Okay. Enough fun. I want to cut and paste a passage from Time article titled “Governor Gone Wild” because I cannot believe Blagojevich could be so stupid.
I pick this particular picture of Blagojevich because he is wearing typical mob boss attire. A running suit.
The following is lifted from Time Magazine and are transcripts of recorded phone calls;
“I’ve got this thing, and it’s f______ golden,” he told an aide a day after the November elections on a home phone that was tapped by the FBI. “I’m just not giving it up for f______ nothing.”
Another paragraph from the article shows how corrupt Blagojevich actually is;
In a different incident, Blagojevich spoke of an emissary from a potential Senate appointee, named by the feds as “Senate Candidate 5″ but who has since been identified as Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. The emissary, according to the governor, offered to arrange as much as $1.5 million in future campaign contributions in exchange for the Senate seat. For Blagojevich, the price was right, but the timing was wrong, say prosecutors. Blagojevich didn’t want to wait until the next election for the money to arrive. He wanted to see a down payment right away. “Some of this stuff has gotta start happening now,” the governor barked to his aide regarding campaign contributions. “And we gotta see it. You understand?” Apparently aware of the illegality of the demand, he told his aide to turn the screws in person, not over the phone. Jackson has denied initiating or authorizing any such offer and has promised full cooperation with prosecutors.
I would bet money that all the politicians in the state of Illinois are shitting themselves right about now. Blagojevich is going to sing like a canary to save himself. He will roll over and turn witness against all the corruption that has plagued Illinois politics for so many years. The Daley family will be the first to fall. Who knows where this rabbit hole is going to lead. Good Stuff indeed.
A piece of advice for Blagojevich . . . Get a hair cut. You look like a throwback to a bad Jeff Conaway movie. We, the American people, are the true victims of this Gov. Rod Blagojevich saga. Not because a Senate seat went for sale to the highest bidder, but because we have to look at this man’s jacked-up head of hair every day on the news.
My friend OJ calls it a Kennedy cut. I refer to it as a Marv Albert Special. If that’s not a hairpiece, then Blagojevich’s barber needs to be shot. The folks on those Flowbee infomercials had more style than this guy. It actually looks like he’s wearing a hair helmet.
Seriously, someone let me know if it’s a toupee. Blagojevich and Marv Albert should befriend one another and form a sinister super villian team, concocting all kinds of elaborate schemes of power brokering and biting b*tches. That would be something, wouldn’t it? The Hairpiece Mafia! JD