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Blago's Even Dirtier Secrets

Every time you think the scandal surrounding Rod Blagojevich couldn't get worse, it does. Page Six reports that a forthcoming book by a former Blago adviser depicts the deposed Illinois governor as ruder, more cavalier, and even greedier than previously reported in the national media. Among Blago's offenses: Showing up so late for the funeral of a "beloved" state senator that then-Lt. Gov Pat Quinn had to step in to present the ceremonial flag to the pol's grieving widow; cursing out reporters who dared ask why he needed $5800 state-financed plane trips every day when the legislature was in session; and being so brazen with his 'pay for play' tactics that, somewhere, Boss Tweed is blushing.