Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, has been recruited by NBC to star on their reality based T.V. show “ I’m a celebrity, get me out of here”. The network confirmed that Rod Blagojevich will be on this summers episodes pending approval by the courts. Read more, see photos and video.


Rod Blagojevich

Update: 4/21/2009 New Information at bottom

In the continued bizarre story of Rod Blagojevich, the governor who allegedly tried to sell Barack Obama’s senate seat to the highest bidder, he will now join the pathetic ranks of those who have and are now starring in reality T.V.

After Rod Blagojevich was found guilty by the Illinois state legislature and impeached, he has still maintained his innocence despite evidence that declares the opposite. Blagojevich remained stubbornly indignant about even being accused of a crime; one of the most bizarre cases of someone most assuredly guilty maintaining their innocence.

Rod Blagojevich had at one time a promising career in politics, but is now considered a pariah especially in his own democratic party. It still remains to be seen just how much of the actual truth is ever known about who knew what and when they knew it. My suspicions are that this scandal was much closer to President Obama then we may ever know.

Now comes the next pathetic chapter in the Rod Blagojevich story; all you have to do is look at the laundry list of B list stars who have degraded themselves to star on such lame reality shows as “I’m a celebrity, get me out of here”, and you will see the type of company Blagojevich will be keeping.

Rod Blagojevich’s lawyer has asked the court to relax the travel restrictions placed on his client, so that he can travel to Costa Rica where the show will be shot. NBC plans to air four episodes a week beginning in June at 8 p.m. No wonder NBC is last in the ratings.

Update: 4/21/09
Rod Blagojevich’s hopes of becoming a reality tv star were squashed when a judge denied the former Illinois governor the ability to fly to Costa Rica to film the show. From the AP:

“I don’t think this defendant fully understands and I don’t think he could understand … the position he finds himself in,” Zagel sat during Tuesday’s the hearing.

As he left the courthouse, Blagojevich told the media and spectators that he’s “going to play a very big role, a significant role” in his defense.

The Blagojevich saga continues. I’m no psychic, but I think this one ends in a nut house somewhere.

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