Monday, January 4, 2010

Remember Rod Blagojevich? He was removed as governor of Illinois last year after he (allegedly) tried to auction off the Senate seat vacated by President Obama to the highest bidder. Yeah. That guy.

Not content to quietly wait for his court date, Blagojevich says his instinct is to "fight back." Somehow, that equates to a run on a reality television show with Donald Trump. Uh huh. You can read the whole story here.

Apparently, this is the second time Blagojevich has tried to hit the TV airwaves on a reality show.  Last spring, he was all set to head to Costa Rica and star on, "I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here," until a judge blocked him from it.  I imagine the gavel made a resounding, "DUH!" sound as he pounded it. 

There's a lot of "blah blah blah" and "yada yada yada" from the disgraced politician in the story, but any media savvy citizen can see a desperate play for image rehabilitation here.  From his never say die attitude to his chosen charity, Children's Cancer Center, this is the act of a man who knows he's in need of spin.  Never mind the scam artist behind the curtain.  Look at the cancer kids!

The show will air in March.  I won't be watching.