From a scene from Blagojevich! The Musical by Ben Greenman. (You may remember Greenman from such hits as Palin! The Musical; Edwards! The Musical; and Spitzer! The Musical).

[ROD BLAGOJEVICH goes to the phone. In the wire-tapping van, BILL scrambles to press record.]


ROD BLAGOJEVICH:
You have reached
The Blagojeviches


DEPUTY GOVERNOR A.:
Those Tribune scumbags
Should sleep with the fishes.


ROD BLAGOJEVICH:
What do you propose?
Harming the writers who compose
The paper’s editorials?
That’s far too dictatorial…

[PATRICIA BLAGOJEVICH grabs the phone from her husband’s hands.]…


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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.