Monday, March 02, 2009
Ah . . . The Book Deal
Just as I predicted, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has a book deal. It's a six-figure deal with Phoenix Publishers entitled, "The Governor." He "plans on exposing the dark side of politics that he witnessed in both the state and national level" according to the publicist's press release. The release says he chose an independent book publisher rather than a large publisher to avoid restrictions on content. "There were some people in high places who didn't want the governor to write this book and worked to try to squash a book deal," says Glenn Selig. If this is truly a tell-all book, David Axelrod and Rahm Emanuel are going to have some real tough spin work to do on behalf of Obama and perhaps even themselves. Springfield was already abuzz over rumors that federal investigators from Chicago paid a visit to a legislator in Springfield to question him about an alleged affair with his State House secretary and an attempt to get Blagojevich to hire her after the legislator's wife learned of the affair. Michelle Obama is reportedly in tears over a new book about a sex and drug scandal involving her husband as recounted by Larry Sinclair according to Globe Magazine. One Illinois legislator is already moving against the Governor's book deal. He's offering legislation to bar the ex-governor from profiting on a book or movie deal about his corrupt administration.