Exclusive: Rod Blagojevich's Deleted Facebook Account
Psychotically corrupt Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich deleted his Facebook account just after the FBI arrested him for trying to sell Obama's vacant Senate seat. Here's what he was trying to get rid of.
Following the lead of President Change, Blagojevich adopted Facebook in the hopes of currying favor with a new generation of voters. A tipster captured a few screenshots of notes Blago had posted in recent weeks shortly before he turned his oversharing engine off. What do we learn from them?
We should have seen his bribery coming.
No one seemed to take much notice of his Nov. 6 note about his search to fill Obama's seat. But he was already full of power: "Ultimately this task falls upon my shoulders." He went on to lie, "To give you a low-down, I'm looking for a candidate that will ... prioritize the average Illinoisan who is too burdened by taxes and economic hardship."
Once he was arrested, Facebook users turned vicious. "I hope nobody keeps you 'warm and safe' in prison," wrote one on a Nov. 25 note about a Christmas tree lighting. And on his final post, published a week before his arrest, the outpouring of hate was unstoppable: "Rot in hell you scum bag" "Is that a toupee?" "Just wanted to say goodbye. I'm glad you've been arrested."
Isn't Facebook where you go to connect with your friends and share your life? If anyone could use a friend, it's Blagojevich. Blago may have been the most friendless person on the Internet.