Comedian? Poet? Vampire? Anything but Governor

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 27, 2009 10:53 AM CST

(Newser) – Rod Blagojevich probably didn’t help his case with his whirlwind media tour yesterday, “but he just might establish himself as an unofficial poet laureate of the criminal justice system,” Dana Milbank writes in the Washington Post. Blago quoted Tennyson and Kipling all day, proclaimed his innocence, compared himself to MLK and Ghandi. He even let The View’s Joy Behar muss his hair.

It was tempting to laugh, but it looked more like a horror movie to Illinois politicos, John Kass notes in the Chicago Tribune. Blago, the living (politically) dead, said “cackling politicians” were impeaching him “because there’s a whole bunch of things they don’t want known.” Maybe we should have a View-esque show with four sassy federal prosecutors interviewing a willing “Gov. Nosferatu.”