Ex-Gov. Blagojevich Gets Rodney Dangerfield Reception on College Campus

rodneydangerfield4By Allan Lengel

Ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, under federal indictment on  public corruption charges, has become the Rodney Dangerfield of his time: He gets no respect.

He was reminded of that Tuesday when he appeared before a crowd of 1,000 people at Northwestern University, his old alma mater, to talk about “ethics in government.”

The Chicago Tribune reports that while Blogojevich sees himself as a victim, the crowd “saw him more as a political clown.”

The paper reported that the crowd laughed “when a campus leader said the College Democrats invited the indicted Illinois ex-governor to speak to ‘make sure tomorrow’s leaders respect the rule of law.'”

“They laughed when someone insisted that tapping Blagojevich to lead an ethics discussion was akin to asking Tiger Woods to lecture on fidelity,” the paper reported.

The paper reported that the ex-gov was annoyed.

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