Live blogging Blago's radio show on Chicago's WLS
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A producer earns his pay by playing a rimshot sound effect. Nice.
News and weather.
8:32 -- "This is not Elvis," he opens. "This is Rod Blagojevich."
He's got CNN host and comedian DL Hughley on now.
"I'm glad to say you've landed on your feet," Hughley said.
Blago's first Bible reference. The truth will set you free, he says.
DL Hughley says what happened to Blago is typical of what happens to politicians. Huh?
I liked you right away, Hughley said. It didn't work out the way we wanted it to. But you'll land on your feet.
No complaints, says Blago. He makes his first God reference. God has a purpose for him, he says, and he is "His instrument." He is fighting for the little guy, he says.
Hughley could be a politician. He knows how to filibuster. Can talk longer than Joe Biden. What is he talking about? Hard to know.
"I liked you right away," Hughley repeats to Blago. "Some of your approaches are the most innovative things I've ever seen."
Who can argue with that?
DL Hughley likes Obama
8:38 -- Platitudes for Obama. This country needs to understand something, Hughley said. Then he forgets to explain what the country needs to understand.
But he goes on to say that on Obama's first day, he was probably sad he got the job, Hughley jokes. Blago laughs.
Finally an adult in office, Hughley said.
8:40 -- Blago tells Hughley that he's written a whole three pages on his book right now.
You are probably four pages further than George Bush is on his, Hughley jokes. Blago laughs.
News and weather
8:52am -- He tells the sports writer and commentator not to get impeached from his job. The two are discussing the Chicago Cubs and spring training.
Blago tells Mariotti that both the Cubs and the White Sox are well-positioned for the post season.
How do you keep the faith, Mariotti asked of the Chicago Cubs.
Last year was the most painful moment of all, Mariotti said of the Cubs performance last year.
Look at the success of Chicago baseball teams while he was the governor, Blago said. But he's not taking credit for it. But he seems to be taking credit for it.
Blago seems to know baseball.
Of the three guests, Mariotti seems to be the least supportive of Blagojevich. Mariotti didn't seem nearly as enthused as Hughley. Or as respectful as Compton. He was a bit more robotic.
News and weather
Wendy the traffic person is discussing commuter traffic. Traffic stop and go. Sounds like a tough commute.
Partly to mostly cloudy skies in Chicago today. Rain showers on Friday.
9:09am -- Yes. Same song as the 8 am hour.
A shot at Pat Quinn again.
Blago: "I'm going to go off my plan for a second. I couldn't help but hear the news report of my successor talking about how great it is to work with Mike Madigan."
Blago: "I respectfully would say when he wants to raise your taxes by 50 percent, he's working for Mike Madigan and working against you, the taxpayer."
Blago: "Pat Quinn entered into a corrupt bargain with lawmakers. They had a sham impeachment process. I was hijacked from office. I didn't have a chance to prove I did nothing wrong. I wasn't allowed to call witnesses. This was a backroom deal."