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Blago Nabs Book Deal

Here’s the definition of a last laugh: Beleaguered former Illinois governor and poetry quoting machine Rod Blagojevich has received a six-figure book deal to publish his side of the story. The deal was made with Phoenix Books, a large independent company chosen, his publicist said, because the disgraced pol does "not want to accept constraints or conditions on what he could say in this book.” The number of literary allusions the volume will contain remains to be seen.