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Adventures in Blago-sitting

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jan 24, 2009 6:05PM

2009_01_24_blago.jpg It seems like just yesterday we were talking about Blago going all crazy in the press. Because it was. After yesterday's Pearl Harbor comments, the WLS interview, and his crazy press conference, Blago is following up with appearances on Good Morning, America, The View, and Larry King Live, all on Monday. And what does all this publicity get him? Nothing, as far as we're concerned, but it did cost him his high-profile defense attorney Ed Genson who is resigning from Blago's criminal defense team. Genson, upset over Blago's insistence to continue speaking publicly, said, "I never require a client to do what I say. But I do require them to at least listen. I wish the governor good luck and Godspeed."

So you're lead, star attorney is gone. What do you do? Well, if you're Gov. Blagojevich, you hire the same PR firm that represents fellow douchenozzle Drew Peterson. Tampa-based Publicity Agency will help Blago handle his public appearances from here on out. Monday's appearances, of course, will keep him from attending the opening day of his impeachment trial. Meanwhile, in a move that shows a lot of chutzpah, Blago asked the editorial board of the Sun-Times, among others, for help in making sure his trial fair. The Sun-Times board responded with a hearty, "Nuh-uh."

To review: Blago has compared his prosecution to Pearl Harbor, managed to lose his star defense attorney, hired the same people handling Drew Peterson's PR, and asked a newspaper board for help even though he extorted another paper's board.

No, you can not make this stuff up.

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