AC360 Associate Producer
Well, the weekend has finally arrived. Not that I have any plans now that the poker tournament at Bonnie and Clyde Blagojevich's house is cancelled. Apparently the governor will be busy alphabetizing his bottles of hairspray and the demure Mrs. Blagojevich will be crushing beer cans against her head.
Meanwhile, the Rev. Jesse “There’s no way I’m going to let my son get more TV time than me” Jackson would like you to know that he was not involved in the alleged pay-to-play senate seat scandal. Beyond that he'll have no comment, except for the interviews he'll be doing every hour on the hour for the next 30 days.
By the way, just to clear up a bit of confusion: Yes, it’s true there is a “Warning: Rat Poison” sign posted outside of Rod Blagojevich’s house. But apparently it’s just a coincidence and I was incorrect in assuming it was the state seal of Illinois.
And, oh yes, Rod Blagojevich's spokesman said the governor is hoping to "return to normalcy" over the next few days. And by "normalcy" he means kicking puppies and swearing at terminally ill kids.
Did you see the governor as he walked to his SUV yesterday? He looked pretty sullen; almost as sullen as Anderson was when he found out there wouldn’t be a sequel to You Don’t Mess with the Zohan.
I’m sure you saw Anderson co-hosting Regis and Kelly this morning. Well, once again he refused to rig the Travel Trivia game in my favor. Let’s just say he’ll soon be getting a call from Patricia Blagojevich.
And wow, I just realized that Christmas is less than two weeks away. Time is running out for me to tell my family that I bought them expensive gifts and was then mugged on my way home.
One week after Christmas is, of course, New Year’s Eve. I hope that wherever you are that night you’ll have your TVs tuned to CNN for our special celebration live from Times Square hosted by Anderson and the brilliantly funny Kathy Griffin. Seriously, if you’re at a bar and they have their TV tuned to Dick Clark & Ryan Seacrest then I want you to climb up onto the bar and start singing Auld Lang Syne in your best pirate voice until the bartender changes the channel to CNN. And if you’re one of the approximately 25 billion people in Times Square, then be sure to wave to us up on the CNN platform. I’ll be there producing for Anderson, which basically means I’ll be guarding his bejeweled 2009-shaped eyeglasses.
Hey, they’ll be collectors items. Just like cars made by GM.
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