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03/14/2009 05:12 am ET Updated 6 days ago

Blago Spills the Beans!

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Lightnin' Rod Blagojevich has decided to go all self-righteous sob sister, and without naming all the names tells some sordid tales of legislative life that are almost as demented and gripping as an episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County. Booze! Broads! Double dippers! Jaguar-driving state senators playing zero sum games with hard working folks' tax dollars!

According Illin' Noise's interview on WLS-AM this morning, excerpted in the Chicago Tribune, the excesses of Springfield can really turn an elected official's head!

[A] bunch of these lawmakers go down to Springfield, nobody even knows who they are, they're away from their families, it's a whole different world down there, a bunch of them are cheating on their spouses, a lot of them drink in excess, very few of them know what's going on.

Illicit office romances! Corruption in the city department of Streets and Sanitation! Oh and it just gets better...


Lisa Derrick is La Figa at Firedoglake.com