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charlie / January 30, 2009 6:33 AM


moptop / January 30, 2009 9:06 AM

He can be the new posterchild for Hairclub for Men. Of course he'd have to do fake testimonials on the commercials (cuz his is the real deal, right?) but I think he could probably suck it up and tell a couple of white lies for the camera. A paycheck is a paycheck....

R / January 30, 2009 9:27 AM

Honestly, I think he'll have a career in being a commentator for a major news network, or may have his own talk show. I think his media sweep last week might have been a better idea than we locals thought.

shechemist / January 30, 2009 9:44 AM

An extended stay in a psych hospital and lot and lots of Geodon.

spence / January 30, 2009 10:01 AM

Blago will host a Jerry Springer style talk show and invite Drew Peterson on to be his first guest.

Mucky Fingers / January 30, 2009 11:38 AM

In the next few months, Blago will desperately try to pull a I'm-taking-everybody-down-with-me rant.

I'm still shaking off the Dick & Dubya era from my psyche.

Pete / January 30, 2009 12:57 PM

Spokesman for Paul Mitchell Salons. ("Hi, I'm former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. After I was indicted by hair-hating ingrates, I went through a very tough time. The only thing that made me feel good back then was the repeated - some would say compulsive - sweeping of my favorite Paul Mitchell comb through my lustrous, flowing hair. It IS lustrous, don't you think?")

Patrick Fitzgerald / January 30, 2009 1:03 PM

Honestly, I hope he does the ethical thing and flips under prosecutorial pressure and names names. He's enough of an SOB that he'd do it, and it might actually help fight corruption in Illinois.

Wait...what I meant to say is that he'll wait until nightfall and egg Mike Madigan's house.

Ben Dover / January 30, 2009 1:25 PM

only a matter of time before his name is unofficially changed to Rod Theprisonbitch.
but not before he launches the Blagohair jello mold product line.

Spook / January 30, 2009 1:29 PM

Well remember, he has a family to support and Dick Mell knows it. So the Alderman will get him a job emptying trash at the local public high school

Steven D / January 30, 2009 2:35 PM

Hopefully nothing that has anything to do with Illinois.

Steven D / January 30, 2009 2:36 PM

Maybe he can sell Snugglies. Or Blago-ChiaPet! OMG I am brilliant.

Goody / January 30, 2009 2:42 PM

i know everybody has their lil snarky wanna be funny comments but i honestly hope that everything turns our alright for him.

David / January 30, 2009 2:52 PM

I don't.

He's done more to ruin the office of governor than anybody else in recent memory, and that's saying A LOT. He's worse because he ran and won on an anti-corruption platform. He abused the public's trust and didn't even bother to mount a meaningful defense to the charges. He's made Illinois the laughingstock of the rest of the nation.

And the tragic thing about it is that Sarah Palin is now the second-worst governor in the U.S.

zoenotcool / January 30, 2009 2:58 PM

Pretty funny stuff! Yeah, I'm done with him. I don't care what he does, as long as it doesn't hurt anyone else. Thanks for further eroding my shaky faith in politicians, leaders and our government, Rod! Thanks for making me feel like I wasted my vote on you. I feel like a real sucker. Please move to another country and never come back.

mike / January 30, 2009 4:18 PM

Book deal.

Steven / January 30, 2009 7:57 PM

I'm thinking a spoken word album. You know, like William Shatner's 1968 album The Transformed Man.

Paul / January 30, 2009 9:11 PM

I'm hope he's convicted, but unable to pay the fine so the judge sentences him to be our butler.

Paul / January 30, 2009 9:13 PM

Then maybe he can teach me how to proofread before posting.

matt / January 31, 2009 8:30 AM

To become the most popular daytime talk show host in Iowa!

PMan / January 31, 2009 3:57 PM

A lot of his future includes prison. George Ryan got 6.5 years, and nothing he did was as blatant as Blago. So 10 years may be the floor for him. I do think he'll parlay his superficial charm into a short career in media, including a probable book deal.

w / February 1, 2009 7:30 AM

Mike is right. CLEARLY, a book deal.

mike-ts / February 1, 2009 8:37 AM

Now, how many of you here busting his chops voted twice for the guy, knowing fully well who his associates and sponsors are?

Poshard tried hard and couldn't get support, in a nearly exclusively Democratic area, and he was outside the loop of all this, and you could've had an honest governor for once. Illinois voters - they could choose better, but choose an abuser every time. Rod is just the symptom. Your voting habits are the disease.

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