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Blago's Facebook Frenemies

Want to vent about Blagojevich? Groups forming online now

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    Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is making more Facebook frenemies than friends these days.

    It's not exactly villagers with torches rampaging through the North Side on their way to the governor's house, but the good folks with Facebook are nonetheless seeking their revenge on Rod Blagojevich.

    You now have a multitude of groups to choose from to vent your spleen or just seek solace from others at our sad state of affairs.

    Group: Citizens of Illinois Against Rod Blagojevich
    Members:  4,574
    Quote: "This (expletive) makes George Ryan look almost honorable."

    Group: Impeach Gov. Blagojevich
    Members: 2,220
    Quote: Blago is called both "Mr. Smoothavich" and "Pepe Le Pewavich."

    Group: Rod Blagojevich: RESIGN!
    Members: 1,711
    Quote: A group member identifying himself as "Rod Blagojevich" says "Friends! You are just buying into the liberal media elite!"

    Group: Petition To Remove Governor Blagojevich From Office
    Members: 1,437
    Quote: "Reasons being dereliction of duty."

    Fan Page: The Arrest of Rod Blagojevich
    Fans: 518
    Quote: "I'm a little disappointed I will no longer be able to offer the governor $5 and a candy bar for a Senate seat."

    Group: Rod Blagojevich for President, 2016
    Members: 316
    Quote: "Re-making our image, the 8-year plan."

    Meanwhile, a page identified as that of Rod Blagojevich's (with 1,625 members) has been disactivated. But in the cached version (thank you, Google!) you can note that the governor (or someone on his behalf) listed his favorite quotation as "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you," which clearly meant, "you pat my back and I'll pat yours," and his job description as "Getting things done for people." In an apparent typographical error, the end of that one was left off: " . . . for a price."