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Get ready for a lesson in Rod 101: How to be a populist phony

Feb 21, 2020 - Chicago Sun-Times

He fought for good things, but it was always about him. He rode a tall white show-horse. Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich emerged from prison just like he went in: Defiantly proclaiming his innocence and ostentatiously displaying his carefully coiffed victimhood.

If you were too young to know about Blagojevich or your memory is hazy, you're now getting a lesson in Rod 101. He knows what reporters want and he's more than happy to give it to them if it serves his purposes. He will say anything,...