Rod Blagojevich signs six-figure book deal

First he was charged with trying to sell a U.S. Senate seat; now ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich is trying to sell a book about it. Full Story
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Aurora, IL

#1 Mar 3, 2009
It's like Durbin said, " he must be careful". If Rod rat's on his friends he implicates himself in "wrong doing" and he won't do that, I'm sure his lawyers will get first read. I would like him to explain his deal with Rezko, Alsammarae, Mahru and Frawley with "Companion Security", what was he thinking giving the o.k. to bring 150 Iraqi's here to train to use AK-47's...Was Auchi involved? I heard Daniel T. Frawley of Western Springs was writing a book as well, I wonder if they will coincide.
After being edited by his lawyers it could to turn out to be a picture book for children.

Glen Ellyn, IL

#2 Mar 3, 2009
Well, he would know more about the "dfark side" than just about anybody...

Bethel Park, PA

#3 Mar 3, 2009
What happened to "don't buy books by crooks"? No one should give this ass a dime.


#4 Mar 3, 2009
His family will need the proceeds from the book when he is in prison.
Dan S Springfield Il

Woodridge, IL

#5 Mar 3, 2009
When or if this hits the book stores it will be found in the "fiction" section.

Chicago, IL

#6 Mar 3, 2009
Take away the profit and there will be no motivation to write a book. Call me a cynic, but it will be interesting to see who joins Franks and Durkin, in discouraging a blab-all by Blago. One never knows who might be part of the subject matter.
The Hon Rev Dr Ray

Omaha, NE

#7 Mar 3, 2009
Blogo speaks. Will this be in the fiction section?

Charlotte, NC

#8 Mar 3, 2009
Title: "Blago blabs"
Mindless Liberal Lemmings

United States

#9 Mar 3, 2009

How The Cubs and Me Can't Win also considering 101 Years Vs. 101 Mistakes

Virginia, IL

#10 Mar 3, 2009
He'll expose the "dark side of politics," he agent said.

Brilliant editing, Trib. And right on the front page.
Edwin Ayala

Warsaw, IN

#11 Mar 3, 2009
Who says crime dose not pay? Whoever said it was wrong! So we can exclude any Illinois politicians as being the author, as well as the whole Justice for all concepts; I can guarantee you that. What a coincidence that Rod signs book deal, and everyone backs off Burris appointment. So Rod has always known about the level of corruption, and never did anything about it, or tries and gets the assistance of law enforcement (you know members of his family); instead decides to play along? That was his solution? What a true Patriot that Rod is ah guys, a real example for our children? I guess there is more money in white collar crimes then those of blue collar? A quick shout out to all the Home boys, street thugs, and drug dealers. Stop the violence; you guys are in the wrong game if you are in it for the money! Put down and guns and drugs, and run for political office. That’s where the real money is at. And the best part is; you really do not have to do any time? Not like selling 2.5 grams, and getting charged with a X crime. At which point JUSTICE FOR ALL DOSE apply. I guess?
Dems too crazy

United States

#12 Mar 3, 2009
Humanist wrote:
What happened to "don't buy books by crooks"? No one should give this **** a dime.
After being railroaded by the Democrats in his own party here, everyone should buy the book. We want names. Half the indigents in Springfield are drunks and cheating on their wives, making boiler room deals, paying for you honestly think any one including your leader(if you can call him that) gets anywhere in Illinois without blowing someone. Nice to see the job specifically created for Michelle Obama that paid over 250 thousand was eliminated last week from UIC, a job that typically pays 65 thousand in this market.
Mr. Blagojevich has not even been indicted for anything and yet the government here thinks they have some right to keep him from making money and taking care of his family. Why? Maybe with the Obama stimulous they can extend his unemployment benefits instead?
Durbin should of been the one ousted. He is corrupt and doesn't want any more information to get out at this point. But should he be able to have so much control in this state...always seems to be the problem...the Dems have had too much control here.

Quincy, IL

#13 Mar 3, 2009
He IS the Dark Side of politics so that would fit! I just wish some people (media) would just let it go and not REWARD bad behavior.

Girard, OH

#14 Mar 3, 2009
I can't wait! I want him to bust them wide open both the Democrats and the Republicans. Lay out the entire power echelon....!

Riverdale, IL

#15 Mar 3, 2009
Spoiler alert:
There is a great scene where Blago tells Obama that he is his father and that he should come to the dark side.
Dems too crazy

United States

#16 Mar 3, 2009
Bob wrote:
He IS the Dark Side of politics so that would fit! I just wish some people (media) would just let it go and not REWARD bad behavior.
the media has been rewarding bad behavior all along, except when it came to Obama, and anyone connected to him, let's see....the media...about as biased here in Chicago as anywhere in the world.
PT Barnum


#17 Mar 3, 2009
Such a waste of paper-pulp.

It's sure to be the ramblings of a sociopathic and maniacal numbskull. Hardly worth the paper it's spewed upon.

I couldn't care less what the hairball has to say - unless he names names and specifies payoff amounts. What I want to read is the conviction and sentencing terms! The feds better get this one right - after Fast Eddie walked. If not, it'll only prove that crime DOES pay and that Illinois has a permanent for sale sign [to the highest bidder / it's freeking golden] on it.


#18 Mar 3, 2009
Where's the indictment?

Or, is Hairball going to walk just like Fast Eddie?

Chicago, IL

#19 Mar 3, 2009
Kate wrote:
His family will need the proceeds from the book when he is in prison.
Actually, I hope the proceeds go to the Illinois tax payers who foot the bill for his jail time. As for his family... it looks like his wife might be involved too - I think she is going to need a publicist.

Chicago, IL

#20 Mar 3, 2009
Do the six figures this liar claims to be getting for the book deal include the ones after the decimal? Until this story is independently confirmed, I'm chalking it up to another of Rod's lies.

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