March 25, 2009
Radio Rod did great. He was meant to talk – no matter where. He made sure Elvis was the lead in music.
“Good morning, this is former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, and how are you?
He starts right off with Pat Quinn raising taxes and exhorts listeners to call theor lawmakers to oppose it.
And there was the obligatory hair joke.
JOSH WEISS (Producer): Are those headphones gonna mess up you hair?
ROD: I brought my brush – I can comb it as soon as we take a break–
WENDY SNYDER: The football’s here? I’m very excited.
ROD: You are, uh?
WEISS: But now you don’t have anyone to carry it.
ROD: I’m not governor anymore – it’s a smaller brush.
He took some calls and then spoke with Ann Compton in Washington about barry’s press conference. Praise all around.
Talked with DL Hughley, who called in from LA. They hit it off when blago was doing his media blitz and ended up swearing “I f**ked it up” on camera. It was hysterical. Here.
They talked about barry and of course blago went off on his accomplishments – healthcare for every child in Illinois, which he should be congratulated on. (Same with the Autism Bill after he was arrested.) First state in the US. He’s done something barry just chats about.
Then he talked with Jay Mariotti about the Cubs and the possibility of the Cubbies moving to Sarasota. That will not go over very well, as folks moved out there in part to go to Spring Training and they already sell out HoHoKam Park. And what would Ronnie do? That would be the final blow.
He quotes “The Boys of Summer” and then brags about how well the Cubs and Sox did when he was still governor. One place he is most definitely not welcome is with Pat and Ron. Ranks right up there with Digger Phelps and Bruce Jenner.
He started right off talking about how he was highjacked and how he didn’t get to provide a defense! Quinn had a backroom deal with Michael Madigan and Cullerton and a sham impeachment process to get rid of him so they could raise the taxes!
He started ranting about Springfield like he was never there. Then he listed people who are getting double pay as part time lawmakers and have full time jobs in government and exhorts listeners to call their lawmakers to stop raising taxes. That it will only take those 17 “double dippers” to vote against it the tax increases.
Caller thanks him for what he has accomplished and she says he will be vindicated. “Your the best thing that happened to Illinois.”
Then he talked with comes the guys from “Rod Blagojevich Superstar“. Joey Bland plays Rod and Mike Bradecich plays Dick Mell and Patrick Fitzgerald. Rod tells Joey he’s a “I gotta tell ya Joe, I think you’re a very handsome young man”. He really is a good sport.
“Insights from the insides” Reads off the double dippers. And then rants about barry’s regular folks.
DON WADE sent an email:
Governor Rod, this could be the most interesting 2 hours in Chicago radio history – almost enough to make me wish we weren’t on vacation so we could be there. Almost. Don Wade and Roma, too.