Sunday, January 18, 2009
In the "you know someone who knows someone" category
A friend (who will remain unnamed) has a sister who dated Rod Blagoevich when they were both in high school. As my friend puts it, "he was all hands then." But my friend also related the following anecdote which is so perfect it has to quoted verbatim:
"Years later when Blago ran for Rostenkowski's seat temporarily occupied by one-termer Flannery, Blago was campaigning on an el station [Chicago Transit Authority station]. His handlers made certain that everyone needed to pass Blago for the handshake and news cameras. As I approached him, we made eye contact. He recognized me and at that point I spat in my hand. Needless to say, I was allowed to continue walking."