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Friday, Jan 30, 2009

* For the sake of argument, let’s say you know somebody who is writing a book about Rod Blagojevich. What title would you suggest?

Let’s keep it real, by the way. Good suggestions would be appreciated.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

217 Comments
  1. - Dan S, a Voter and Cubs Fan - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 10:58 am:

    “The rise and hard fall of a clown”


  2. - Phineas J. Whoopee - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 10:58 am:

    Oy

    and you, and only you, should write it


  3. - walter sobchak - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 10:59 am:

    ‘The United States of Me’


  4. - fresh start - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 10:59 am:

    “Sorry for what?”


  5. - How Ironic - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 10:59 am:

    “If I did it”. Oh, wait. That’s been taken.

    How about “Hair Apparent”


  6. - 47th Ward - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:00 am:

    The Naked Governor by Rich Miller.


  7. - train111 - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:00 am:

    “What were we thinking?”

    ugh!!!


  8. - Anon - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:01 am:

    “Impeachment For Idiots”


  9. - Ken - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:01 am:

    Illinois Democrats and Me


  10. - curoius george - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:01 am:

    Hair today…Gone yesterday


  11. - Phineas J. Whoopee - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:02 am:

    For the People?


  12. - curoius george - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:02 am:

    If only I knew the Truth


  13. - Bluefish - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:03 am:

    You Can Fool Some of the People Some of the Time


  14. - Ahem - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:03 am:

    “Rod Blagojevich: A Study in Personality Disorders and Mass Psychology”


  15. - Stu - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:04 am:

    “Taken out of context”


  16. - Antimachus - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:04 am:

    “Little Roddy Wants to (Pay to) Play”


  17. - Anonymous ZZZ - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:04 am:

    “Disgraceland”


  18. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:05 am:

    Bare Knuckles, Press Conference, and a State Plane Commute

    The Governing and Impeachment of Rod Blagojevich


  19. - anon24 - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:05 am:

    “I Care………….About Me”


  20. - bored now - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:06 am:

    Failing Illinois: Personal. Political. Legal.


  21. - Elliot Ness - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:06 am:

    The Only Thing to Fear is the Truth


  22. - From the Sidelines - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:06 am:

    Bleeping Golden


  23. - train111 - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:07 am:

    Testicular Verility for Dummies”


  24. - Muskrat - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:08 am:

    “Face Time”, because he’s all about face time on TV, and now he’s facing time.


  25. - Phineas J. Whoopee - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:09 am:

    Maybe you could do two books

    One could be excerpts of your blogs and our comments named

    Blogging Blago

    and a more standard book in the Boss tradition named

    Pay to Play


  26. - lifer - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:09 am:

    I have nothing to fear but the truth.


  27. - Lefty Lefty - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:10 am:

    Native SOB


  28. - lifer - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:10 am:

    Government for Sale: The Rise and Fall of Rod Blagoevich


  29. - Windy City-zen - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:10 am:

    Allusions of Grandeur: The Story of Rod Blagojevich


  30. - Hot Rod - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:11 am:

    Hot Rod!


  31. - IrishPirate - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:11 am:

    Rich,

    I think it should be broken down into two categories: biography and autobiography.

    The titles would be vastly different.


  32. - tanstaafl - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:12 am:

    Rod Blagojevich: My Successes and my Successes - Failure was not an Option


  33. - Porcupine - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:12 am:

    Rod and the Sucker State


  34. - Sir Reel - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:13 am:

    What … me worry?


  35. - 21st State - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:14 am:

    Za Slagati: The Rod R. Blagojevich Story


  36. - Vote Quimby! - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:14 am:

    Land of Winkin’


  37. - Anon14 - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:14 am:

    7 Habits of a Highly Unsuccessful Illinois Governor!


  38. - Huh? - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:14 am:

    Can’t Get Elected Dog Catcher: The Story of an Impeached Governor


  39. - Matt - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:14 am:

    Rod Blagojevich: Nothing to Fear But the Truth


  40. - Segatari - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:15 am:

    Blagojevich - A Serbian Dictator in Illinois


  41. - IrishPirate - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:16 am:

    The Last Hairagh.

    Or to paraphrase Carol Marin

    “Everything including the kitchen sink”: America’s Most Corrupt Governor.


  42. - Not From Here - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:17 am:

    “Nothing But Sunshine.”


  43. - One of the 35 - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:18 am:

    Rich: I’ll repeat my earlier post. “Kingfish of the Prairie”.


  44. - OneMan - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:18 am:

    Hubris — The Rise and Fall of Rod Blag..

    Master of the System — The Rise and Fall of Rod Blag

    Opportunity Lost — The Rise and Fall of Rod Blag

    Lessons Lost — The Rise and Fall of Rod

    Master of the Game — The Rise and Fall of Rod


  45. - Some Guy - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:19 am:

    “Bleeping Golden: Illinois’s Blagojevich Administration”

    “Pay for Play”


  46. - Vote Quimby! - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:19 am:

    “It’s Always An Up Day” by Rod Blagojevich, edited by Patrick Fitzgerald and published by (Bleeping) Golden Books.


  47. - hmmmmm - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:19 am:

    “Money Talks” and some catchy line I can’t think of right now


  48. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:20 am:

    “The Fix Was In”

    Governing and an Impeachment Vote


  49. - Kool Aid Man - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:20 am:

    Manufacturing Sunshine - A Governor’s Delusional Slide Into Oblivion


  50. - montrose - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:20 am:

    Legal. Personal. Political. - How Rod Blagojevich Gained and Lost It All


  51. - curoius george - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:20 am:

    Illinois’ I Save RX
    IMPEACHMENT


  52. - Muskrat - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:21 am:

    Or, to copy a phrase from Joe Torre, “R-Fraud”


  53. - Now on TV - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:21 am:

    Blagojevich: The man with the funny shame.


  54. - casual observer - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:22 am:

    The fix is in


  55. - PPHS - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:22 am:

    The Governor Was Accused of Wrong Doing


  56. - Phineas J. Whoopee - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:23 am:

    Too Many Up Days


  57. - HunkerDown - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:23 am:

    Forging Unity Creating Knowledge: The Rod Blagojevich Story


  58. - ArchPundit - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:24 am:

    Surprised no one added this already:

    Rock the System


  59. - Some Guy - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:24 am:

    Government by Headline

    The Original Bad Hair Boy


  60. - OneMan - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:25 am:

    Beside for my suggestions I sort of like Up Day


  61. - Secret Square - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:25 am:

    The Fall of the House of Blago


  62. - Boone Logan Square - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:25 am:

    The Taming of the ‘Do.


  63. - biographer - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:27 am:

    Check Mate


  64. - Hair today, gone tomorrow - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:29 am:

    Wasted Promise


  65. - Vote Quimby! - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:31 am:

    Ryan May Have Been Convicted, But Only I Was Impeached.


  66. - Downstater62246 - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:32 am:

    One Flew Over and Landed in the Cuckoo’s Nest.


  67. - Concerned Observer - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:32 am:

    Most of the best ones are gone, but I would add:

    Friday at 2:00.


  68. - ArchPundit - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:33 am:

    “Nothing But Sunshine.” but add the rest of the line

    Nothing But Sunshine Hanging Over Me


  69. - JW - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:34 am:

    Please buy this book - I need the money


  70. - JW - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:35 am:

    Who are you going to believe? Me - or your lying ears?


  71. - Emily is Rejoicing! - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:35 am:

    Rod Blagojevich: A Pathology of His Path to and from Office


  72. - So. ILL - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:36 am:

    I say Disgraceland is the best so far.


  73. - He Makes Ryan Look Like a Saint - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:36 am:

    “A Little Less Talk and a Lot more Action, The rise and fall of Rod Blago”


  74. - Lefty Lefty - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:37 am:

    The Complete Book of Running
    (A Scam in Illinois)

    (there’s a pun in there about Jim Fixx, too, but I can’t think of it now)


  75. - Levois - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:37 am:

    No snark? Because I so want to suggest that a political satire book could be written based upon this whole scandal.


  76. - la la la - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:37 am:

    “Don’t cross the Reaper … the battle for control between Speaker Madigan and Citizen Blago!”


  77. - Steve - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:38 am:

    Ironic Promise: The Rise & Fall of Rod Blagojevich (Rationale: Blagojevich ran on a promise to reform government in Illinois on the heels of the George Ryan scandal, and many Illinoisans saw “promise” in him; in the end, of course, Blagojevich’s administration, and the man personally, was marked by anything BUT ethics and integrity.)


  78. - Cooper - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:38 am:

    A Pattern of Corruption:A tale of Chicago Machine Politics and the only Governor to ever be impeached in the History of the state of Illinois

    Rod(I’m not very smart)Blagojevich


  79. - Don Moss/Gathers No - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:38 am:

    “I came, I saw, I failed.”


  80. - wordslinger - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:38 am:

    Some good ones here already. I think Pay to Play sums it up.

    American Hustler: The Strange Rise and Hard Fall of ……

    A Smile and a Shoeshine: The Strange Rise and Hard Fall of ……

    State for Sale

    Stick With Us and You’ll Do Very Well

    Testicular Virility: The Life, Times and Balls of Milorad Blagojevich

    A Mostly Bad and Incompetent Man


  81. - Eubie - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:38 am:

    The Beatles song from Let It Be comes to mind - “I, Me, Mine”…


  82. - Anon14 - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:39 am:

    Down at the End of Lonely Street: The Rise and Fall of Rod R. Blagojevich


  83. - Whizbang - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:40 am:

    Prairie Pirate
    or
    Sold American “Chicago Style”
    or
    From Pinstripes to Jumpsuit. The Blago Saga


  84. - Cheswick - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:41 am:

    From Street Kid to Governor


  85. - Kool Aid Man - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:41 am:

    Ravenswood Slammer


  86. - Anonymous - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:44 am:

    As hear on WMAY 970-AM in Springfield:

    “When bad things happen to bad people.”


  87. - Say WHAT? - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:44 am:

    Governing for Idiots


  88. - Vote Quimby! - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:45 am:

    “Reform, Renewal, Replaced”


  89. - Ghost - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:46 am:

    “I Have Nothing To Fear But The Truth”


  90. - unclesam - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:46 am:

    “This Is Illinois” - The Rod R. Blagojevich Story

    or

    “Oh Look, a Kitty” - Diagnosing the Political Mind of Illinois Governor Rod R. Blagojevich


  91. - Larry Mullholland - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:47 am:

    The Vanishing Statesmen….

    Blago had every opportunity to actually do what he promised to reform & renew. To eliminate corruption, provide for the needy to streamline government…He chose none of that and took an alternate course.

    Had he come in and fulfilled his promises he could have been Governor for longer than any Governor. He would have also had an opportunity to fulfill his higher aspirations.

    Unfortunately, he chose none of those. Sadly, we all have suffered. Perhaps none more that he and his children will suffer when he is convicted.

    His chances to become a true statesmen who could proudly stand within the great history of Lincoln Simon perhaps Edgar & Thompson; that opportunity evaporated in just blink of the eye of history.

    Rod Blagojevich: The statesmen who disappeared in a flash.

    So terribly sad for him and all of us who deserve so much more from him.

    God Speed Gov Quinn…


  92. - Vote Quimby! - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:48 am:

    “I Fixed Illinois, Up Next: The Cubs”


  93. - Sunnyside - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:49 am:

    I read a book a long time ago about the Chicago political machine for a class at SSU. I believe it was called “Who’s Got the Cookies”. I think the Blago biography should be called “Who’s Got the Hairbrush”


  94. - Rod sez I'm pork - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:50 am:

    – If only I’d been more selfish
    – Rod Blagojevich - The Original Self-Service


  95. - Fan of the Game - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:50 am:

    Governor Press Conference

    Illinois’s Bleeping Golden Governor

    More Selfish


  96. - Shaggy - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:50 am:

    I Did It My Way

    Good for Me, Good for the People

    Illinois Politics: Business as Usual with an Unsusal Governor


  97. - rachel - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:50 am:

    Running….from the Citizens of the Great State of Illinois


  98. - Aaron Chambers - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:50 am:

    “One Day at a Time”


  99. - Ghost - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:51 am:

    A Governors Journey: The streets of Chicago, there and back again.


  100. - Fan of the Game - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:52 am:

    Governor’s Mansion of Glory


  101. - Rich Miller - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:54 am:

    I think “Bleeping Golden” should probably be the title.

    What about a subtitle?


  102. - IrishPirate - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:54 am:

    “State of Delusion”: America’s Most Corrupt Governor.


  103. - Accordion Player - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:56 am:

    “Who’s doin’ Po’key time now?” By Judy Baar Topinka


  104. - Chanson - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:57 am:

    How to Expunge a Prison Record and Gain Real Estate Employment for An Unemployed Married Couple With One Small Stroke of a Pen.


  105. - rrt - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:57 am:

    Plastic Soul.

    Sounds good on its own, but is also an (admittedly obscure) David Bowie reference. Specifically to his synthetic version of soul music, and the carefully designed and managed pretension that is the essence of his career. Just like Rod, there’s very little genuine about the man’s professional image, and yet his embrace of that pretension is precisely what led to his success. I’m not dissing Bowie, mind…just think there are some interesting professional parallels.

    The aforementioned “nothing but sunshine” does better capture his strange disconnect from reality, though…


  106. - wordslinger - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:57 am:

    Bleeping Golden: How Rod Blagojevich Bought the Governorship and Sold out the State


  107. - Amuzing Myself - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:58 am:

    “The Chicago Miracle: What it took to make Pat Quinn Governor of Illinois.”


  108. - Accordion Player - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:58 am:

    Uh, Rich, it’s bleepin’, not bleeping. Details are very important.


  109. - Nuance - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 11:58 am:

    Why All The Noise In Illinois


  110. - zatoichi - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 12:01 pm:

    1. “Playing and Paying”

    2. “…for the People”


  111. - Pot calling kettle - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 12:01 pm:

    “Hair Today, Quinn Tomorrow”

    “How to Take a Golden Ticket and Flush it Down the Toilet”


  112. - Fiefdoome - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 12:02 pm:

    “Railroaded - A Hirsute Cowpoke Speaks Out”


  113. - Illinois Native - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 12:04 pm:

    A State Held Hostage
    Broken Promises, Broken Faith
    Denial
    A State of Denial
    Consequences


  114. - Y2D - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 12:04 pm:

    Bleeping Golden

    Ya don’t just give it away.


  115. - dupage progressive - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 12:05 pm:

    Bleeping Golden:
    A Lesson in IL politics & testicular verility


  116. - Antimachus - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 12:05 pm:

    “Bleepin’ Golden: The Legacy of Rod Blagojevich”

    or

    “Bleepin’ Golden: How Rod Blagojevich Tarnished Illinois”


  117. - sneaker - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 12:05 pm:

    Altered State - Rod Blogojevich’s Rise and Fall in National Politics


  118. - Larry Mullholland - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 12:08 pm:

    The Obama wanna be…


  119. - Larry Mullholland - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 12:09 pm:

    The guy who fired me..

    :-)


  120. - Dead Head - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 12:10 pm:

    Some of know who’s got at least one book deal in the works:)


  121. - ivoted4judy - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 12:13 pm:

    “Bleepin Golden”
    My journey from Ravenswood to Oxford Wisconsin!!
    By Rod (up day) Blagojevich


  122. - Rich O - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 12:13 pm:

    Bleeping Golden: Selling a state the illegal way


  123. - phocion - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 12:13 pm:

    “Bleepin’ Golden: The Ill-Fated Promise of Rod Blagojevich”


  124. - Captain Flume - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 12:15 pm:

    Autobiography– I, Rod

    Biography– Tainted Gov, from Hard Sell to Hard Time


  125. - Narcoleptic - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 12:15 pm:

    Elvis has left the building–the Impeachment of Rod Blagojevich

    Meltdown. The Collapse of Rod Blagojevich.

    Blogging Blagojevich: From Boy Wonder to Burris

    The Selling of the State Capital: Rod Blagojevich and His Friends

    His Football is a Brush: The Secret World of Rod Blagojevich


  126. - College Kid - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 12:21 pm:

    “I’m Bleeping Golden” - Rod Blagojevich: An Autobiography


  127. - Lt Guv - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 12:22 pm:

    Cobbeling my favorites together:

    Bleepin’ Golden: Rod at the Gates of Disgraceland


  128. - Fan of the Game - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 12:22 pm:

    Bleeping Golden: The Selling of a State

    Bleeping Golden: Foul Mouths and Foul Actions

    Bleeping Golden: Illinois for Sale

    Bleeping Golden: Rod Blagojevich and Corruption in Illinois

    Bleeping Golden: Chicago Street Politics Gone National


  129. - Anon - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 12:22 pm:

    “The many faces of Rod”


  130. - North of I-80 - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 12:22 pm:

    The People’s Business

    [although Disgraceland is perfect]


  131. - Michael - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 12:25 pm:

    My father-in-law and me.


  132. - Concerned Observer - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 12:26 pm:

    Bleeping Golden: How Rod Blagojevich Gave Away A Promising Political Career (And The State Of Illinois)


  133. - Amy - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 12:27 pm:

    From Elvis to Impeachment


  134. - Warde - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 12:28 pm:

    “Hot Rod in the Land of Lincoln-
    How He Drove Us to Drinkin’”


  135. - Cal Skinner - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 12:36 pm:

    “The Bleeper and the Flipper”


  136. - Lou Grant - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 12:36 pm:

    There are some great ideas there.

    Lovable Loser; Illinois Under Rod Blagojevich


  137. - task - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 12:41 pm:

    Elvis has left the building.


  138. - David Racine/ DR - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 12:42 pm:

    A Pathological Penchant for Prevarication


  139. - Hair today, gone tomorrow - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 12:45 pm:

    ==Bleeping Golden

    Ya don’t just give it away.==
    WINNER


  140. - jagsfan217 - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 12:48 pm:

    Bleepin’ Golden: Blagojevich & The Rodimizing of Illinois


  141. - Captain Flume - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 12:49 pm:

    “Disgraceland”– that’s a good one!


  142. - Muskrat - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 12:49 pm:

    Bleeping Golden: The Peter Principle in Politics


  143. - Gregor - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 12:50 pm:

    On the Bus (Or Under it)-
    (then your subtitle)
    By Rich Miller

    There was one I suggested to you a few weeks back that I thought was really really good, but I have forgotten it. I think it was a play on “a comedy of errors”, but better phrased.

    Or

    “We Don’t Want Nobody Mell Sent”


  144. - msnyder275 - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 12:51 pm:

    Greed…Interrupted

    A bleepin golden biography of Rod


  145. - Dan S, a Voter and Cubs Fan - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 12:54 pm:

    Blagosnitch, how I got even


  146. - anon - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 12:54 pm:

    “A pattern of abuse of power”


  147. - OneMan - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 1:00 pm:

    Rod Blagovich and the end of a system


  148. - anon - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 1:04 pm:

    what was speaker madigan’s quote when rod first ran about indiscretions?


  149. - Yukon Bob - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 1:07 pm:

    Unstuck (as in he’s no longer stuck in that job!)

    or Buy my book…I just won’t give it away.


  150. - IrishPirate - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 1:07 pm:

    Perhaps you can sell the movie rights as “Blago and Me”.

    Who will play Rich Miller?


  151. - Hmmm - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 1:13 pm:

    Any Elvis song such as:
    Suspicious Minds
    All Shook Up
    Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers
    Double Trouble
    Return to Sender


  152. - Arthur Andersen - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 1:15 pm:

    From Reform and Renewal to Impeachment and Removal- the Bizarre Political Journey of Illinois’ Rod Blagojevich


  153. - VanillaMan - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 1:15 pm:

    Obama’s Governor


  154. - Little Egypt - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 1:16 pm:

    Rich, it’s your book so you pick the title. You better get going on it too so you can beat him to the publisher. Blago already has his first 5 chapters written and he has just vastly increased the time he can devote to writing “his” book.


  155. - Vote Quimby! - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 1:16 pm:

    Bleeping Golden: Didn’t Even Get Appreciation


  156. - Little Egypt - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 1:18 pm:

    Yukon Bob, I like your suggestion with just a small improvement: Buy my book…I just won’t (bleepin’) give it away.


  157. - anon - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 1:21 pm:

    The Pirate of the Prairie and His Bleepin’ Gold


  158. - Amy - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 1:22 pm:

    Vanilla Man at 1:15….

    LOL!!!


  159. - anon - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 1:25 pm:

    I Fought for You: did i say you i meant me


  160. - SafeAggie - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 1:27 pm:

    59-0: A Governor’s Banishment


  161. - Vote Quimby! - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 1:28 pm:

    Bleeping Golden: From Dreams of the White House to Fears of Prison Walls


  162. - Rocketman - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 1:28 pm:

    I Coulda’ Been a Presidential Contender.


  163. - IllinoisBelows - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 1:29 pm:

    Blagone!


  164. - HoBoSkillet - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 1:30 pm:

    Bleepin’ Golden: How to Get out of a Dead End Job in Less than 3 Months.


  165. - Commonsense in Illinois - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 1:33 pm:

    Bleepin’ Golden: The demise of a Governor who couldn’t discern personal integrity


  166. - Gadfly - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 1:38 pm:

    Golden
    Rod Blagojevich: from boxing to selling a Senate seat

    FWIW — if this is used by “somebody” (wink, nudge), I expect credit and residuals


  167. - Vote Quimby! - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 1:42 pm:

    Bleeping Golden: All The Hair’s Men

    Bleeping Golden: Governing For Idiots

    Bleeping Golden: How NOT To Avoid Getting Impeached

    Bleeping Golden: Fighting For The People….My People

    Bleeping Golden: Cashing In On Politics In Illinois

    Bleeping Golden: Just How (Bleeped) Up Is Illinois Politics?


  168. - Vote Quimby! - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 1:49 pm:

    You may have to have two dust covers: one for the national audience and one for Illinoisians.


  169. - Central IL Guy - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 1:53 pm:

    In Rod We Tru$t


  170. - Barnum and Blago - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 1:54 pm:

    Bleepin’ Golden: Corruption, Charisma, Cuckoo


  171. - I'mTellingYou - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 1:57 pm:

    The Ruler of Never Never Land.

    He rules over an alternate reality world where all of his subjects love him. A statue of him stands in the middle of every town square, the children sign songs praise in his honor and his head is carved in the middle of Mount Rushmore. But in the end, evil villains dethrone him and send him into exile. But the legion has it that one day, he will return to retake his rightful place in his kingdom.


  172. - Budget Watcher - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 1:58 pm:

    Bleepin’ Golden: Unless they’re Taping Me


  173. - Anon - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 2:00 pm:

    Bleeping Blagojevich: How One Lone Man Brought an Entire State Together


  174. - Kitty Herself - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 2:02 pm:

    Bleeping Golden
    How I Lost My Private Plane


  175. - Jacksonville - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 2:02 pm:

    Hair today, gone tomorrow


  176. - Kitty Herself - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 2:02 pm:

    I meant BLEEPIN’


  177. - TheFray - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 2:03 pm:

    The God Delusion


  178. - The Mad Hatter - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 2:20 pm:

    These are all wonderful suggestions, but my book’s title is “From Rod to Ruin.”


  179. - IMBack - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 2:29 pm:

    Bleepin’ Golden:
    Run Down by His Own Words

    (by Rich Miller)


  180. - Rookie - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 2:37 pm:

    “Indictovich”

    Sorry but Impeachovich just doesn’t have the same ring to it!


  181. - Chambananon - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 2:42 pm:

    Everything I Needed To Know in Politics I Learned From Elvis Songs: The Rod Blagojevich Story

    Governing by Press Release:
    How to succeed in politics without really trying

    Bleeping Golden:
    The Auctioning of Illinois


  182. - Vote Quimby! - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 2:43 pm:

    Bleeping Golden: How One Man Made Rich Rich


  183. - Bookworm - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 2:47 pm:

    Bleepin’ Golden: A Contender Knocked Out

    By the way, if you need a good proofreader (beyond the spell check on your computer) let me know…


  184. - anon - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 2:48 pm:

    how to win an election under 8 million dollars


  185. - casual observer - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 2:48 pm:

    Nobody has suggested this yet - “When the camera’s on”. With a nod to Ellis.


  186. - Justice - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 2:48 pm:

    Road to the Big House


  187. - Jack M - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 2:51 pm:

    “I”


  188. - Elvis - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 2:52 pm:

    Bleepin’ Golden
    I love me some Microphone


  189. - IMBack - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 3:10 pm:

    Bleepin’ Golden: The Fall of a Governor -
    Tapped, Twitted, and Tossed


  190. - Vote Quimby! - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 3:19 pm:

    Bleeping Golden: How Illinois Politics Has Ruined Two Governors


  191. - Lew - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 3:21 pm:

    Democrats-Blagojevich-Insanity


  192. - anon - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 3:25 pm:

    bleepin’ golden:
    how to never do nothing wrong


  193. - A Happy State Worker - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 3:25 pm:

    Extortion, Lies and Audiotape


  194. - Lou Grant - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 3:36 pm:

    Rich,

    You better reserve all those domains if you like that title.


  195. - anon - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 3:46 pm:

    Out of Office: More Like Never There
    Running Late: Picking Up the Cash
    Paying for What: It’s not my money
    Hard Times for the Golden Boy
    Ebay and State Politics: WITH BUY NOW BIDS
    The Best Place to Buy a Sennate Seat
    When and Where People are Listening
    ANYTHING to the Highest BIDDER
    FOR SALE


  196. - Six Degrees of Separation - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 3:46 pm:

    Lots of nice titles above.

    How about a subtitle:

    Forced to Live in a Democracy


  197. - Vote Quimby! - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 3:50 pm:

    Bleeping Golden: The Insiders’ Tale of Blagojevich Corruption


  198. - Anon - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 3:52 pm:

    Bleepin’ Golden: What Rod Blagojevich Has Been for Me Professionally, by Rich Miller


  199. - Steve - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 3:57 pm:

    Against All Odds:The Adventures of Rod Blagojevich(Bookmaker,Ghostpayroller,Governor)


  200. - Moved to California - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 4:04 pm:

    Book Titles by the Rodinator:
    “Scooter and Me: Prosecuted by a Bleepin’ Boy Scout”

    “Blackened like Me: as told to Jesse Jackson Sr.”

    “C’mere Boy: as told to Roland Burris”


  201. - Cousin Ralph - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 4:09 pm:

    How a blue collar guy derailed a great political machine.


  202. - Secret Square - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 4:15 pm:

    Another post with 200 + comments? I remember when those used to be rare. The traffic on this blog must be making history this week as well! Rich, enjoy your weekend; you’ve more than earned it.


  203. - The Gerry - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 4:20 pm:

    A Fool Such as I: Blagojevich, Illinois Politics, and other Bleeping Golden Messes.
    or,
    Devil in Disguise: Blagojevich, Illinois Politics, and other Bleeping Golden Messes.


  204. - Rich Miller - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 4:20 pm:

    Yeah. We’ll see how the traffic goes now that Blagojevich has been removed.

    Still, traffic is no big deal to me as long as I maintain the eyeballs I need for ads. But one of the things many of those eyeballs tell me they love is reading and posting comments here, so I guess it feeds on itself.


  205. - Rich Miller - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 4:22 pm:

    The one advantage to his ouster is that I’ve been able to remove caching from the front page. To prevent complete server annhilation, the page was cached so some people didn’t see updates for as long as 15 minutes. That’s off now.


  206. - Vote Quimby! - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 4:28 pm:

    Wait a minute….you have ads!?


  207. - Vote Quimby! - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 4:29 pm:

    You can strike that if you want….much appreciate the excellent coverage this week and enjoy the weekend!


  208. - anon - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 4:33 pm:

    “‘Bleepin Golden’ and other selected literary renderings as told by Rod Blagojevich”


  209. - Fed-up - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 4:37 pm:

    “Out of Context and Out of Office: The Bizarre Story of Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich”


  210. - Little Egypt - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 4:49 pm:

    Rich, whatever title you choose for your new book, it looks like a lot of posters would like to see “Bleepin’ Golden” in the title.


  211. - Democrat Grrrrl - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 4:50 pm:

    There are actually several titles of Ernest Hemingway’s work that could be used for a Blago book:
    Winner Take Nothing
    To Have and Have Not
    The Wild Years
    Death in the Afternoon
    For Whom the Bell Tolls
    Men at War
    88 Poems (in case he wants to quote something)


  212. - Blonde Moment - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 4:54 pm:

    Testicular Virility: He’s so Vain He Probably Thinks this Book is About Him
    or
    How Illinois (barely) Survived Six Years of Plague-ovich and Pestilence


  213. - yinn - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 5:01 pm:

    Quimby is on a roll. More, please.


  214. - Yukon Bob - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 5:03 pm:

    “Rod’s Story: Is Anyone Listening? (Or Does Anyone Still Care?)”


  215. - Gregor - Friday, Jan 30, 09 @ 5:10 pm:

    “Dreams From My Father-In-Law”


  216. - Mike Murray - Saturday, Jan 31, 09 @ 12:21 am:

    Epic Failure: the rise and fall of RRB.


  217. - Shoeless Joe - Monday, Feb 2, 09 @ 6:11 pm:

    Field of Schemes: The “Clueless Rod” Blagojevich Story


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