This time, Blago is really flying.
When I first saw the video above, I thought I was watching an actor playing Blago. Turns out it was Himself, suspended in front of a green screen, arms and legs out of control.
Rachel Maddow had a blast with the footage of Blago flying:
The Illinois Legislature must be laughing hysterically. (If you’re accessing this post from one of our affiliates, click here to watch the videos.)
I have to admit, I was starting to feel sorry for Rod Blagojevich. Then I remembered his intransigence as governor, how he ignored the legislature, governed by press conference, laughed when I told him we need school funding reform. And then there’s that senate seat and the indictment.
And then I saw this video: Blago, trying to fly, in a suit.
In a suit, Rod? Really?
Look: Rod Blagojevich wants to make a lot of money, fast.
Rod Blagojevich needs to make a lot of money, fast. Also, Rod Blagojevich lives for the camera. In a way, he reminds me of Estelle from Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exit. Estelle, recently deceased, shares with her new acquaintences in Hell — or wherever they are — that when she was alive, she made sure to always position herself in front of a mirror. Why? Estelle needed to see herself in a mirror… so she knew she existed.
Blago reminds me of Estelle. All cameras, all the time, or he fades in real life.
On Friday, Illinois’ ex-governor was filmed suspended in midair, flying before a giant green screen.
Blagojevich was in Los Angeles Friday promoting “I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here,” an NBC reality TV show that a judge said he couldn’t join. That’s because the series will be filmed in Costa Rica and the charged ex-governor cannot leave the country due to bond restrictions. But on Friday, Blagojevich’s PR agent released a statement saying that actor Stephen Baldwin was willing to fly to Chicago and ask a judge to “Leggo my Blago.” (Or, ask U.S. District Judge James Zagel’s permission to go to Costa Rica.)
“I would love for Blagojevich to be on the show,” Baldwin said in a statement. “He would add intensity and spice.”
Welcome to the party, Rod. We all need a lot of money, fast, right now. Let Stephen Baldwin find another Spice Guy.