don roma rod.jpgOn WLS talk radio’s Don and Roma’s Show in Chicago today, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich started to let loose about IL political carnal knowledge. Rest assured, if he gets indicted, he’s going to blab.
And even if not, it appears he’s planning to write a book. And, oh, what a book that will be, because the sorts of things Blagojevich got caught for is normal behavior for so many politicians, and not just in IL, as he revealed he knows this morning. He gets sidetracked once, but keep reading…

Blagojevich: When all is worked out appropriately, I expect to be bigger voice than I’ve ever been. And in the meantime I still want to be a voice. I want to point out the phoniness and hypocrisy of how government works….
Roma: That calls for your book. This is another example of the reason you could put together a book, and…
Don: Who should most fear your writing a book?
Blagojevich: Well, I wouldn’t say there’s any, you know… Look, I think the establishment.
Let me give you an example. Here’s a little example, an incident I’d like to share how this system works. And they give these speeches, and they act like they’re so moral.
There is a prominent legislative leader, ok, you know, who was gonna work with us on a couple of issues, but… This is very common, he has a little laundry of stuff he wants. And among these things… This is how the system in Springfield works – where a bunch of these lawmakers go down to Springfield. Nobody even knows who they are. They’re away from their families. It is a whole different world down there. A bunch of ’em are cheating on their spouses. A lot of ’em drink in excess. Very few of ’em know what’s going on. They just take their marching orders from legislative leaders. And then the legislative leaders got to do things for them, so that they can keep ’em happy.
So the House Democrats, for example, virtually every one of ’em is getting extra pay ’cause Madigan has given them all chairmanship and subcommittee chairmanships. Virtually every one of them, you know, stipends that they get. That’s how he buys them off to do his bidding and just basically be blind and follow the leader.
Another legislative leader came to us because one of his members was sleeping with his secretary. And then the wife found out, and she wanted that secretary fired. But this guy was in love with his secretary, so he goes to the legislative leader. They come to us. They want us to hire this woman so that we can keep that guy happy and, you know, then hope that they might work with us on some issues.
Those kinds of insights on how government works – nd it’s not just state government. I saw that as a congressman in Washington, that sort of stuff. And it’s, you know, part of the human dynamic. And I don’t want to be too judgmental. But these same guys get up and they get holier than thou on their soap boxes, and there they are doing that sort of thing, promoting that kind of thing. And, you know, yeah, people are human and they make mistakes, but cheating on your wife and sleeping with your secretary, that’s the wrong thing to do.
Don: Wow.
Roma: I think you’ve got a book in you.
Blagojevich: I’ve got my crayons ready, ready to write. I’d like to tell those stories.

Wow is right. Blagojevich is not going away quietly. And I’m glad. I remain hopeful IL/Chicago Planned Parenthood will get stuck in his morass. Listen to the interview here. (Tthe aforementioned excerpt was in Part II.)
[HT: CapitolFax, which has more interview excerpts; photo courtesy of WLS]

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