Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will tomorrow host a radio talk show on Chicago's WLS-AM. The Associated Press reports that according to program director Bob Shomper, the Democrat will be "taking calls from listeners, telling stories and talking with guests."
Blago was offered a regular weekend slot on the station in January, on the condition that he resign from office. He refused and was later impeached on corruption charges, among them attempting to effectively sell President Obama's former Senate seat.
The former governor's hosting duty tomorrow a fill-in job: He will be temporarily taking the reins of the Don Wade and Roma Morning Show, which, as CNN notes, is billed as "the most positive, optimistic radio show in the universe."
Blagojevich became known for his literary references during the scandal that brought him down: He referenced the short story "The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner" and Alfred Lord Tennyson's poetry in discussing his plight. Is it too much to hope that tomorrow might bring a return of the famed cowboy metaphor?