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Donald Liebenson

Donald Liebenson

Posted: July 23, 2010 01:00 PM

Blago: Dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock

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Rod Blagojevich's defense team rested its case and the jury could begin deliberations next week. Incarceration or exoneration? Stay tuned. In trying to get a handle on Blago's strange and sordid saga, I took inspiration from the songs of his idol, Elvis Presley. What follows are actual song titles from the King's vast catalog that testify to Rod's story, even if he didn't.

Scratch My Back
Do You Know Who I Am
Brown Eyed Handsome Man
Big Boss Man
Got My Mojo Workin'
Golden Coins
Everybody Come Aboard

T-R-O-U-B-L-E
The Walls Have Ears
I Got Stung
All Shook Up
Find Out What's Happening
A Little Less Conversation
Hide Thou Me

Ask me
Am I Ready
Any Day Now
Cross My Heart and Hope to Die
Doncha Think It's Time
For the Millionth and Last Time
It Won't Be Long

I Ain't About to Sing
(For I'm Just a) Puppet on a String
I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell
(Now and Then There's) A Fool Such as I
Fool
Fool, Fool, Fool
I'm Leavin' it Up to You

Where Do I Go From Here?
What Now, What Next, Where To
The Fair is Movin' On
I Will be Home Again
Just Let Me Make Believe For Awhile
I Shall be Released.