Blago gets six-figure book deal

The former governor of Illinois will reportedly write about the process of choosing someone to fill President Obama's old Senate seat.

Published March 2, 2009 9:30PM (EST)

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who became famous across the country in part for allegedly saying of President Obama's old Senate seat, "I’ve got this thing and it’s fucking golden, and, uh, uh, I’m just not giving it up for fuckin’ nothing," will apparently make some money off the deal after all.

The news just out from his PR people is that Blagojevich has scored a six-figure deal with an independent publisher, Phoenix Books, to pen a book about the process of picking Obama's replacement. Somewhere, any lawyers still remaining on the former governor's legal team are cringing and popping Aspirin.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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