Blagojevich Considered Picking Oprah for Senate

Jim Newell · 06/28/10 01:42PM

A taped conversation played during Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial reveals that he considered naming Oprah to the Senate. "Nobody would assail this pick," he said. "She's a kingmaker…she made Obama." Shoulda picked her! She would have called off the cops.

Rod Blagojevich, Media Joker

Andrew Belonsky · 09/08/09 08:37PM

Lawmaker-turned-dancing machine Tom Delay astutely pointed out that politics is showbiz. And few politicians have mastered the fine art more than Rod Blagojevich, who at once relishes in and scorns the spotlight. He is, simply, the Joker of media gaming.

TV Pharisees Doubt Blago of Nazareth

Hamilton Nolan · 09/01/09 04:03PM

These news anchors just love to laugh and chuckle and mock Rod Blagojevich's new book where he compares himself to Jesus. Guess who was also mocked, by primitive Roman "news anchors"? Jesus the first. And history repeats.