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An unlikely suitor has stepped to the plate with a job offer for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
The Joliet JackHammers, a Will County minor-league baseball team, have offered the fallen politician a contract for the 2009 season. Team officials faxed an offer—which includes an $800-a-month salary and free lodging with a host family—to Blagojevich’s publicist this week. The ex-governor has not turned down the offer.
“I don’t yet know how serious of an offer it is or whether it is something he will pursue,” said Blagojevich publicist Glenn Selig. “But the governor is a huge baseball fan, and playing in the minor leagues is something he has wanted to do as a kid and would do for nothing.”
More from Ken Silverstein:
Perspective — October 23, 2013, 8:00 am
How pro-oil Louisiana politicians have shaped American environmental policy
Postcard — October 16, 2013, 8:00 am
A trip to one of the properties at issue in Louisiana’s oil-pollution lawsuits
Number of free condoms handed out by the Brazilian government in advance of Carnival this year:
The best way to measure happiness is simply to ask people how happy they are.
Following three weeks of clashes between protesters and government forces that killed at least 17 people, Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro announced a two-day extension of Carnival. “Happiness will conquer the embittered,” he said during an appearance at a recreation center.
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“American politics has often been an arena for angry minds.”