rod blagojevich

Judge: Blago Show a No-Go

Apr 22, 2009
Disgraced former Illinois Gov Rod Blagojevich had high hopes of recouping his public image -- or at least making a little cash -- by joining a gaggle of "famous" people willing to do anything to stay in the limelight (putting it generously) in NBC's reality show "I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!" But alas, those dreams have been dashed.

America’s Next Top Douche Bag

Apr 15, 2009
Only 24 hours after pleading not guilty to racketeering and fraud charges on Tuesday, former Illinois Gov Rod Blagojevich has accepted a reality television deal to be one of 10 contestants competing in "I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!" As if his hair was destined for anything but television stardom?.

Blagojevich Pleads Not Guilty

Apr 15, 2009
Riffing on a Teddy Roosevelt quotation, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich maintained his defiant (or delusional?) stance to reporters outside Chicago's U.S. District Courthouse after pleading not guilty to 16 federal criminal charges on Tuesday.
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Blagojevich Racks Up 16 Felony Charges

Apr 3, 2009
It's now eminently clear that former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's media blitz to gain sympathy after he was ousted from office in January hasn't helped his case, as he was charged with a whopping 16 felony counts on Thursday. However, Blagojevich wasn't in Chicago to receive the bad news in person -- he was vacationing near Disney World with his family.

Sen. Burris: Symbolism Over Substance

Feb 22, 2009
As Sen. Roland Burris’ listening tour apparently deteriorates into a dismissing tour, perhaps black voters will finally abandon the politics of symbolism that Burris has eagerly manipulated.

First Blagojevich, Next Burris?

Feb 21, 2009
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich didn't go down without a big fight (or a full-on media assault), and judging by the comportment of his controversial Senate pick, Roland Burris, we can expect another show of defiance if Burris is put on trial for perjury.

Burris Did More for Blagojevich Than He Let On

Feb 18, 2009
Surprise! Roland Burris has no credibility. The man who condemned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich for allegedly trying to sell Barack Obama's Senate seat -- until he was appointed to it -- has revealed that, contrary to what he told the United States Congress in sworn testimony, he tried to raise money, as requested, for the governor-turned-auctioneer.

Oprah for Senator?

Jan 27, 2009
Say what you want about Rod Blagojevich, but the man knows how to cause a public ruckus. After hitting the airwaves with various startling pronouncements, like his self-comparisons to Martin Luther King Jr. and Gandhi, the beleaguered Illinois governor revealed on "Good Morning America" on Monday that he had considered offering Oprah Winfrey the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama.