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Blagojevich Mon Jan 11 2010

And He Was Our Governor You Say?

Wow. Just...wow. Via Ben Smith, it seems former Governor Blago thinks he's blacker than the president:

It's such a cynical business, and most of the people in the business are full of sh** and phonies, but I was real, man -- and am real. This guy, he was catapulted in on hope and change, what we *hope* the guy is. What the f***? Everything he's saying's on the teleprompter. I'm blacker than Barack Obama. I shined shoes. I grew up in a five-room apartment. My father had a little laundromat in a black community not far from where we lived. I saw it all growing up.

All of which begs the question, does Blago know what he's saying?

 
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prattfall / January 11, 2010 9:39 AM

Elvis the Failier needs to learn not to open his mouth, because he removes all doubt about himself every time. The sooner we can stuff this jackhole into a pane of glass and fling him into outer space, the better.

Rodicule / January 11, 2010 1:51 PM

The dude is hillarious. I mean, for a man supposedly set to go to jail, he is living free!

Does anyone actually respect Obama? Between this guy, Clinton, Sarkozy, the Chinese premier, Ahmadinejad, Putin, etc... its like they are battling for who can "diss the dork" best. I hope Michelle is at least nice to him.

Daniel / January 11, 2010 3:15 PM

Remind me what the Chinese premiere and Sarko said?

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