Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Is there no shame?

In celebrity/political news:

When he was indicted, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich went to Disney World. Now that he’s been arraigned on federal corruption charges, Blagojevich wants to head off to the jungles of Costa Rica.

Blagojevich has signed on to do the “Survivor”-style reality show “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here” that’s to be filmed in June in Costa Rica.

The prime-time NBC program will pay contestants up to $80,000 an episode. Until they’re voted off, anyway.

Celebrity? An elected representative of the people who has abused the power of his office (even if we ignore the specific charges against him), who has accomplished very little other than self-aggrandizement, who preposterously believed that he would become President one day, this man is a celebrity?

There are families that would love to make $80,000 a year, and this pompous, laughable, despicable figure is going to make this per episode (and rub shoulders with the likes of Nancy Kerrigan - whoo!) after abusing the trust of the people who gave him what fame he has.

He clearly has no shame, no self-awareness. But what does this say about the people who will be watching?

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