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Rod Blagojevich Autograph-Stalked the Fallen Richard Nixon


Everyone needs a role model. Time Out Chicago reports:

"Nixon, of course, had already been shamed and destroyed by the Watergate scandal, yet the young Blagojevich insisted he and his traveling buddy, who snapped the above photo (it briefly appeared in a WTTW profile about Blagojevich after he was elected), wait vigilantly for the former president. In 1980, most twentysomething men probably pined to bump into one of the Beatles or maybe Bo Derek; Blago wanted the autograph of our nation’s most notorious politician."

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(via gawker)

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  1. Wow, and, with the same bad hair-do as now no less, great historical post!

    Posted by: Sebastian | Dec 16, 2008 10:07:32 AM

  2. this guy needs to go away.

    Posted by: nic | Dec 16, 2008 10:44:25 AM

  3. I once knew a girl who ran into Nixon in FAO Swartz in nyc. He was all set to sign an autoghraph for her. He balked, however, when she requested he sign it Tricky Dick.

    Posted by: richard s | Dec 16, 2008 11:15:20 AM

  4. I'd have hit it in 1980 (No, not Nixon...)

    Posted by: OJ_829 | Dec 16, 2008 11:45:48 AM

  5. Is he cute?

    I know I shouldn't even ask, but, I think he's sorta hot.

    Nixon, that is.

    Posted by: Derek Washington | Dec 16, 2008 11:49:29 AM

  6. "One of the Beatles"? In 1980?

    Posted by: Glenn | Dec 16, 2008 2:22:54 PM

  7. Rob Blagojevich battles back against his accusers in this week’s Beema News,

    Posted by: vidcrayzee | Dec 16, 2008 2:28:17 PM

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