Matt Taibbi on Rod Blagojevich and “The Governor.”
Blago’s vaudeville act is a con game.
I realize I’m biased, but there’s some really, really good stuff this week.
The Governor isn’t mythological material, though it contains plenty of myth. But it’s a fine warning on the pitfalls of democracy.
A new donor report claims transparency but obscures details on who’s paying for the Olympic bid. And then there’s the question of why they’re paying.
A few excerpts from The Governor (Phoenix Books), by former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich: “Roland Burris was on his way in, and I was on my way out. There was hardly any doubt now that I was going to be removed from office. The only realistic question was when . . . “