Liar's Joker

With his former publisher dead, Blago doesn't feel compelled to have his lies detected.

By Andrew Greiner
|  Thursday, Aug 13, 2009  |  Updated 8:53 AM CDT
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Rod Blagojevich wants the truth to come out about his removal from office, just so long as he tells it.

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Ousted Governor Rod Blagojevich is reneging on his former publisher’s promise that the coiffed-one would submit to a lie detector test to coincide with his book’s September release, according to the Sun Times.

Blago won’t participate in the stunt because, according to his publicist, it was never true.
 
“I don’t know where it came from,” Glenn Selig said. Blago’s publisher, Michael Viner, a known tabloid magnate, died this week. His publicity ideas went with him.
 
Meanwhile, prosecutors are asking a federal judge to approve the release of almost $20,000 in bills owed by former Blagojevich's campaign fund.

U.S. District Judge James B. Zagel has scheduled a hearing Thursday for what amounts to a housekeeping measure as the Friends of Rod Blagojevich campaign fund is converted into a source of legal defense money for the ousted governor.

The fund that once propelled his political career is now being used mainly to pay the team of lawyers trying to keep him out of federal prison.

The $19,695 owed by the fund mainly covers its rent and attorneys fees.

 
And it seems that the former governor’s wake of destruction continues to reverberate.
 
Former appointee and Illinois State Toll Highway Authority Chief, John Mitola, stepped down yesterday amid questions about how he handled numerous tollway contracts, including a multimillion dollar deal with Wilton Patners to redevelop the road systems’ seven oases.

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