Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, and see The Amazing Dog-Faced Governor!
For the price of one, thin dime, ladies and gentlemen. One tenth of a dollah!
File under: Turns out, crime actually does pay...
From Crain's Chicago
Guv offered radio show if he resigns
Jan. 22, 2009
A Chicago radio station is offering embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich a new job.
During a show early Thursday, the program director at WLS-AM announced that if Blagojevich resigns, the station will offer him his own weekly radio program from noon to 2 p.m. on Sundays.
Program director Bob Shomper said the station is asking the governor to spare the state the embarrassment and expense of forcibly removing him from office.
Blagojevich has been impeached by the state House and faces an impeachment trial in the Senate starting Monday that could end with his removal.
On the one hand, Governor Shakedown is being offered a sweet media gig at Chicago's 50,000 watt powerhouse station -- the radio home of Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh -- if he would just pretty-please shut up and go away.
And let's be clear; the offer isn't exactly charity. Radio is about selling snow tires, landscaping services, penis pills and various juices. You do that by gathering a crowd around the wagon. And as AM hate radio has proved for 25 years, nothing pulls in a crowd like stunts and freak shows.
And at the moment, there's no bigger Dog-Faced Boy on the great Media Midway than Governor Shakedown.
On the other hand, like millions of other Americans, I sacrificed literally thousands of long, hard, unpaid overtime hours and sank endless sweat, passion and expertise into last place because that is what the "other duties as assigned" part of the job demanded. And when they kicked my ass to the curb, like millions of other Americans, the only thing I was offered the choice of paper or plastic for carrying away my few possessions.
I bet if we all look reeeeal hard we can find a lesson in there somewhere.