In recent months, Blagojevich has become the symbol of the corruption and pay-to-play politics that embody the Chicago political machine. But don't necessarily count on The Governor
to provide an accurate or balanced perspective on the inner workings of the Illinois politics. Blagojevich has demonstrated his irrational and eccentric behavior to the entire world, often reading poetry during press conferences and suffering under the delusion that he is the only one concerned about the people of Illinois. Blagojevich's recounting of events during his tenure should be taken with a grain of salt, but that doesn't necessarily mean that you shouldn't read it. The question on everyone's mind is just how many fellow politicians will Blagojevich single out in the story and attempt to 'bring down' with him or will the book simply be the rantings of Illinois' most popular mad-man?
From the Amazon.com product description:
The Governor provides the most comprehensive look to date at the life of a twice-elected public official in the notoriously complicated world of Illinois politics. We take a tour through the segregated neighborhoods of Chicago, a city of great ethnic diversity, and see firsthand how those divides can evolve into cabals that rival anything found on the national political scene.Of course, we also know that the Governor's book is filled with quotes, even from Shakespeare?
We follow The Governor as he is awakened early one morning –his young daughter sleeping peacefully beside him – and unceremoniously arrested by FBI agents without knowing the charges being brought against him. We see the harsh glare of the spotlight, the media whirlwind already staking out his home and family, rushing to judgment before even the governor himself knew what crimes he’d been accused of committing. We follow him through the maze of political conspiracies that threaten to unseat and impeach the governor of the fifth largest state in the U.S. –forces brought to light by the ambition of an attorney general and the greed of her Democratic State Party Chairman father –as well as the zeal of a federal prosecutor and the manipulations of a disloyal lieutenant governor.
The Governor should provide some insight into the opinions and delusions of Blagojevich, along with some much needed comic relief. Although, other books such as Pay to Play: How Rod Blagojevich Turned Political Corruption Into a National Sideshow may give a more unbiased and less propagandist view into Blago's career, the mere entertainment value for the Elvis impersonating Governor is worth the price.
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