Blago Seeks Reality Television

The Blago saga continues its inevitable plummet towards self-parody: Ousted Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is seeking a role on Survivor-like NBC show I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! reports the Associated Press. Unfortunately, since Blago faces the possibility of years in prison on corruption charges, he'll need a federal judge's permission first. The show will film in Costa Rica, where the show’s stars will cavort in the wilderness performing various survival-themed tasks that we can only hope would involve mussing the crooked politico’s famously coiffed hair. Blago's political peers are disgusted but not surprised. Illinois Representative Lou Lang (D) said Blago needs the money for his defense fund—and the attention for his pathological ego. "I can guarantee you I will not be watching," said Lang, a former Blago supporter. "I think it's disgusting." If Blago makes it on the show, he'll have stiff competition for the spotlight: Rumor has it figure skating star Nancy Kerrigan will be on the next season.