Blago Talks! (And Talks ...)

Like a rejected American Idol contestant, the gov couldn't pass up one more turn at the microphone

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Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich

It is somehow perfect that Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich would begin his media self-justification-and-jury-pool-influence tour at the same time that American Idol has returned to TV. Like the bad auditioners who spring anew from city and heartland every winter, Blago inspires the same questions every time he opens his mouth: Does he really have no idea how he sounds to other people? It's gotta be an act, right?

As with an Idol auditioner, it is impossible to know. But the man who did more than a dozen TV interviews--saying he was doing it for his kids, for our kids,...

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