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Blago’s Magical Media Tour Booked By Drew Peterson’s Publicist

Remember Glenn Selig, the former TV journalist who launched a Twitter account to let you know about his marquee client, accused wife disappearer Drew Peterson?

He’s handling the media tour for accused Senate seat seller Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. And wow, is it going well. Instead of participating in the impeachment hearings, the Governor–and his hair–are on tour in New York. It began with a bit of fuss between the networks over who got him first over the weekend, evidence the publicist didn’t get the agreements straight, or was intentionally creating controversy (note: there’s enough controversy already).

Next stop: The View. Barbara Walters gave him the business via satellite. Joy Behar tried to get Blago to do a Tricky Dick “I’m not a crook” impersonation and ruffled his hair.

In fairness to Selig, he has a difficult crisis task here, and presumably a client who insists at writing his own talking points.

If the goal in the end is to avoid jail, invoking the names Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., and saying Oprah was on the shortlist for Senate is not helping.

Blago will grace Larry King’s set tonight. His highness of long format damage control will let the Governor to spin his best yarn as he does with all guests, or in this case give him plenty of rope to complete the hanging.

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