Sound/Video bite of the day: Blagojevich signs a piece of fruit

May 27, 2011

Leaving the Dirksen Federal Building, Rod Blagojevich stopped to sign autographs and gladhand spectators. Today, he actually stopped and signed a piece of fruit. Even though the pen wouldn't work (as they usually won't on citrus), Blagojevich pressed on and was intent on giving the signature. The Blago fan with the orange? None other than longtime Chicago improviser and comedian Jay Sukow. Sukow offered the orange to Blagojevich and then threw out to the media that he was a 'fragrance fanatic."

Our WBEZ News Desk Editor Ammad Omar was on the scene and captured it all on video. It's all from his iPhone, so I had to adjust the video upright. I didn't do a great job, but it still gets the point across. The point? Blago signed an orange: