Sunday, March 7, 2010

Blagojevich on "Celebrity Apprentice"

Maybe I'm the only person in the world who has snoozed on the weird news that former governor of Illinois will appear as a contestant on Donald Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice." Maybe I should start watching television more often because this just seems way too weird to me.

As everyone remembers, Rod Blagojevich was scandalously removed from his position as governor and charged with trying to auction off President Obama's former U.S. Senate seat. And now he will be rewarded for all that by becoming a TV star.

I used to watch "The Apprentice" in the past but I will definitely be boycotting this season. Come on, people, we need to stop rewarding dirty politicians with fame and fortune. How else can we demand honesty and accountability from them?


Anonymous said...

he tried to buy a seat? big fucking deal. stop acting like that makes him an evil person.

Clarissa said...

Jeez, read a newspaper or something. There are tons of ways one can find out what it is that Blagojevich did. Also, only very stupid people operate with terms like "evil." Blagojevich is a criminal and that is an objective fact of reality.

Maybe he should get a spot on "Cops."

Money said...

It's only when we abolish this system of democracy and switch to a healthy anarchist society that problems with higher-ups will be resolved, because there will be no higher-ups.

Unfortunately this will take a while, because there is such a stigma against anarchism.

Anonymous said...

Okay, I have to confess. As a state employee, I have been following Rod's downfall with much interest and amusement, and I will probably watch at least the premiere of this season of the Apprentice. I have never watched the show before, and I am not going to claim that I can make it through a whole season, but as someone with a finely tuned appreciation for the absurd, I am definitely going to give it a chance.

- J