Blagojevich Scores Gig in Prison Library
It's a step up from dishwashing
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Nov 13, 2012 9:54 AM CST
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich departs his Chicago home for Littleton, Colo., to begin his 14-year prison sentence on corruption charges Thursday, March 15, 2012. The 55-year-old Democrat becomes...   (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

(Newser) – Rod Blagojevich's latest promotion isn't quite on the level of his last gig, but at least he's no longer washing dishes in his low-security prison, Politico reports. Now, instead of spending six days a week in the kitchen, he's working among the books in the prison library, says his former defense attorney. Blago has made a project of reading up on US presidents while doing time, attorney Sam Adam Jr. says. "He and my father"—another defense lawyer—"now are studying Ulysses S. Grant. He sends presidential books every month," Adam says. "Blago is the son my father never had. He’s the intellectual." Adam adds that he believes Blagojevich is poised to win an upcoming appeal.

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Nov 13, 2012 10:58 AM CST
I met Rod many years ago and had a chance to talk politics with him. He was very well versed on presidents and upper office holders. One of my friends delivered some furniture to his house before he held any positions . We both agreed that he was one of the nicest guys we ever met.