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The morning after he was fired on Celebrity Apprentice, Blagojevich appeared on the Today Show to talk about his tech skills and, of course, his innocence.

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Introducing Blagojevich on the Today Show this morning, Natalie Morales rattled off a few quotes from critics who'd covered Blago's star turn on "Celebrity Apprentice".

"You're strangely endearing ... a loveable train wreck ... a reality TV goldmine."

And that's funny! Because she left out the rest of that quote from Entertainment Weekly. And it's really awesome!

The guy is a reality TV goldmine. Because reality TV is all about buffoonery, and Rod Blagojevich may just be the biggest buffoon in reality TV history. He's like the bastard lovechild of Joe Schmo and Coach from Survivor. He just walks around as clueless as clueless can be with his goofy grin on. Ignorance must truly be bliss because this guy seemingly has no skills whatsoever and is caught up in a huge political scandal, yet walks around like he just ate up a huge bowl of sunshine. I wonder what the voters of Illinois — especially the ones that voted for him — think when they see how incompetent he is. Probably the same way I felt watching my hometown of Washington D.C. reelect Marion Barry after he was caught smoking crack and fondling a woman's breast.

Anyway. It's the Today Show. They eat their own bowls of sunshine. No dark thoughts here!

After failing to ask anything interesting whatsoever, Morales deflty pirouetted to Blago's lack of tech skills.

Blago defended himself by saying he'd begun to text message his daughter. His daughter's respone:

"You're weird."

From the mouths of babes, to the ears of the indicted.

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