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Blagojevich Points Finger in New Book

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In excerpts of his new book called The Governor, ousted Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich points fingers at several high profile political figures.

On his Website, Rod Blagojevich says his book is a “proclamation that one man will not be silenced.” According to the Associated Press, Blagojevich writes that he had several talks with President Barack Obama’s chief of staff Rahm Emanuel. Emanuel spoke with him about appointing a “placeholder” to Emanuel’s former congressional seat in order to continue his efforts to become Speaker of the U.S. House some day.

Blagojevich also writes about how he was “repulsed” by his own plan to appoint Attorney General Lisa Madigan to the U.S. Senate seat Roland Burris now holds. The former governor wanted to cut deals with Madigan’s father, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan. Blagojevich explains he was working out that plan the night before his arrest.

Both Rahm Emanuel and Lisa Madigan have not commented on Blagojevich’s accusations. The book is scheduled to be released next week.

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