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Monday, Dec 6, 2021

* Comedy gold

Ex-Democrat Illinois governor turned “Trumpocrat” Rod Blagojevich said he believes current Gov. J.B. Pritzker tried to keep him in jail because the Democrat establishment is “afraid of what he knows” and “what [he] will say soon.” […]

“J.B. called Trump not once, but twice, joining with most Republicans to say, ‘Keep him in, don’t let him out. Keep him in, don’t let him out,’” he told the attendees, his voice echoing and his hands moving excitedly as he recounted the story.

“….Why did he do it? ” he continued, before foreshadowing his willingness to expose the underbelly of his former party:

    I truly believe its because J.B. Pritzker, Governor Pritzker and some of the Democratic political establishment is very fearful. They’re very fearful of what I know, and what I can say, and what I’m likely to say, and what I will say soon. That’s why I think that he did that.

This dude has been promising to say what he “knows” for years, but nothing ever happens, not even in his much-anticipated book. Even so, some people still believe him, or want to believe him. He’s a hustler, give him credit. He knows that some of the people can be fooled all of the time.

Later in the above story they have some goof claiming that Blagojevich was very popular when he was governor. Not at the end.

* October 23, 2008

Overall, the survey of 500 registered likely voters conducted at the end of last week showed a mere 10 percent said they wanted Blagojevich re-elected in 2010, while three-fourths said they didn’t want him back for a third term.

The survey also showed only 13 percent approved of Blagojevich’s job performance, while 71 percent disapproved.

That poll was released almost seven weeks before RRB was arrested.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

32 Comments
  1. - Amalia - Monday, Dec 6, 21 @ 2:48 pm:

    oooh, let’s play the game “what he knows.” predict stories from youthful politics that are nothing but sound like something to Kass.


  2. - DuPage Saint - Monday, Dec 6, 21 @ 2:50 pm:

    Yippee I can hardly wait. Spill all your knowledge after you get out of prison. That will help. I suppose he is finally going to get all recordings released too.


  3. - Dotnonymous - Monday, Dec 6, 21 @ 2:55 pm:

    Blagojevich had eight years to tell…He must have liked doing time.


  4. - Keyrock - Monday, Dec 6, 21 @ 2:59 pm:

    He does know the lyrics to several Elvis songs.
    He knows how to get along inside a federal prison.
    He knows how to get media attention occasionally.
    Other than that, he doesn’t know very much.


  5. - Michelle Flaherty - Monday, Dec 6, 21 @ 3:04 pm:

    He’s beginning to sound like Ted Bundy


  6. - OneMan - Monday, Dec 6, 21 @ 3:07 pm:

    Don’t know much about Ethics see
    Don’t know much biology
    Don’t know much about a science book
    Don’t know much about the French I took

    But I do know that I love me
    And my great hope that for thee
    That you believe
    I have anything relevant to say


  7. - duck duck goose - Monday, Dec 6, 21 @ 3:14 pm:

    If Rod Blagojevich is going to tell everything he knows, it’s going to be a very short conversation.


  8. - Fav Human - Monday, Dec 6, 21 @ 3:18 pm:

    RB will go to Al Capone’s vault to unleash the Kraken upon IL Ds…..

    He’s an attention addict. That is all it is.


  9. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Dec 6, 21 @ 3:19 pm:

    The goal is to be relevant.

    Once Rod would’ve told everything, his relevance, however weak and small it would be, finally ends.

    “That’s the end”

    The same reason when I binge shows with multiple episodes… I savor the final two, almost avoiding at all costs finishing them. Once it’s over, it’s over.

    Rod’s grift is predicated on the foot dropping as the other foot wiggles in the air never threatening nail or ant with his foot.


  10. - NonAFSCMEStateEmployeeFromChatham - Monday, Dec 6, 21 @ 3:25 pm:

    ==Later in the above story they have some goof claiming that Blagojevich was very popular when he was governor.==

    Maybe on Day 1 of his administration, just because he wasn’t George Ryan.


  11. - JS Mill - Monday, Dec 6, 21 @ 3:32 pm:

    =he told the attendees=

    So I went to the story, in Breitbart no less, and there was a picture. I was wondering who in their right mind would go and listen, much less pay to listen, to Blago?

    The answer, thankfully, is not many.


  12. - NonAFSCMEStateEmployeeFromChatham - Monday, Dec 6, 21 @ 3:32 pm:

    ==The survey also showed only 13 percent approved of Blagojevich’s job performance==

    That Oct. 23, 2008 poll result led to Blago’s Lee Elia moment on the tapes (ranting about 13 percent).


  13. - Jibba - Monday, Dec 6, 21 @ 3:41 pm:

    I think Dems are rightly concerned about Blago talking, but not because he’d spill secrets. It’s because he makes people think all Dems are looney.


  14. - Momma - Monday, Dec 6, 21 @ 3:44 pm:

    Blago and Edgar should get together and talk about what was.


  15. - Club J - Monday, Dec 6, 21 @ 3:55 pm:

    Blago needs to get with DeVore and his Freedom Society because according to dandy Tom he knows it all and will tell all the members how to think.

    The announcement today. We know (his spelling) have a form set up for those who want to be leaders. Then he talks about fraud. So fitting.


  16. - zatoichi - Monday, Dec 6, 21 @ 3:57 pm:

    RB: I got something to say.
    World: Who is asking to hear it?
    RB: It will be embarrassing for some people.
    World: You already have been.


  17. - Bond Guy - Monday, Dec 6, 21 @ 3:58 pm:

    Sounds like Blago has something that’s effing golden again!


  18. - Chicago Cynic - Monday, Dec 6, 21 @ 4:00 pm:

    We know he knows every stat ever created related to a certain North Side professional baseball team. So there’s that.


  19. - Tommydanger - Monday, Dec 6, 21 @ 4:01 pm:

    I sense an epic telethon with Mike Lindell and Rod to sell pillows, autographed Rod jogging shorts and an untold number of conspiracy stories. It definitely should be on their version of MeTV, because after all, its all about me.


  20. - Farm boy - Monday, Dec 6, 21 @ 4:07 pm:

    The mystery to me is how Illinoisans could pick him over Judy Barr Topinka.


  21. - Rich Miller - Monday, Dec 6, 21 @ 4:20 pm:

    ===The mystery to me===

    Two guys named George: Bush and Ryan.


  22. - Mama - Monday, Dec 6, 21 @ 4:21 pm:

    “The mystery to me is how Illinoisans could pick him over Judy Barr Topinka.”

    That is still has me thumping my head.


  23. - Huh? - Monday, Dec 6, 21 @ 4:30 pm:

    Go. Away. Please.


  24. - Candy Dogood - Monday, Dec 6, 21 @ 4:31 pm:

    A few years ago one of the things that really united people in Illinois was disdain for Blago.

    I really hope that doesn’t change.


  25. - Jocko - Monday, Dec 6, 21 @ 4:32 pm:

    The real mystery is why Patti and the daughters haven’t switched to using her maiden name.


  26. - ArchPundit - Monday, Dec 6, 21 @ 4:32 pm:

    The comments on the original story, are shall I say, Golden. He’s the next Epstein according to them. lol.


  27. - 47th Ward - Monday, Dec 6, 21 @ 4:33 pm:

    ===He knows that some of the people can be fooled all of the time.===

    Which is why he went straight to Breitbart with his hustle.

    Also, if he keeps jogging in the middle of the street, Rod won’t live long enough to tell his tale.


  28. - Manchester - Monday, Dec 6, 21 @ 7:04 pm:

    Grifters gonna grift. He’s got a story and it’s fricking golden don’t you know.


  29. - jackmac - Monday, Dec 6, 21 @ 7:15 pm:

    Tiresome only begins to describe Rod Blagojevich.


  30. - NonAFSCMEStateEmployeeFromChatham - Monday, Dec 6, 21 @ 7:16 pm:

    ==RB: I got something to say.
    World: Who is asking to hear it?
    RB: It will be embarrassing for some people.
    World: You already have been.==

    RB: Here’s what I have to say: “Oh look, a kitty.”


  31. - NonAFSCMEStateEmployeeFromChatham - Monday, Dec 6, 21 @ 7:18 pm:

    ==“The mystery to me is how Illinoisans could pick him over Judy Barr Topinka.”==

    Or Paul Vallas in the ‘02 primary, if it wasn’t for some guy with his own mausoleum.


  32. - Mary Poppins - Tuesday, Dec 7, 21 @ 4:42 am:

    yes, I’m sure the JB campaign and others are positively quaking in their boots at the prospect of reminding voters that Trump gave this most notable coward and unrepentant swindler a pass


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