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Rod Blagojevich, Fabio and Elvis Presley. Sure it makes sense...

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(Read caption) Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich impersonated Elvis Presley yesterday at a street party in Chicago. Blago appropriately chose Elvis' "Treat Me Nice" as his song selection. He was briefly joined by a Fabio impersonator moments before the serenade.

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What to do when you're facing 16 charges of criminal corruption including racketeering conspiracy and wire fraud?

Well, obviously, you grab Fabio and do an Elvis impersonation at a Chicago block party. What else?

That's what you do if you are former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, anyway. And that's exactly what he did yesterday.

Unconventional? Of course. But we're talking about the same guy who guest-starred in a Rod Blagojevich musical a couple months ago and tried to appear in on the reality show, "I'm a celebrity ... get me out of here!" in June.

The courts wouldn't let him do that show, but they have no jurisdiction on Elvis impersonators. Take that you courts!

"You were robbed!"

So yesterday, Blago became Elvis for a glorious five minutes. As the curtain was raising, many cheers and a jeer or two rang out. But the crowd was mostly on his side when he greeted the audience.

"After I was wrongfully hijacked from office and the job I had was taken away from me, you gotta find work," he explained to the crowd.

"You were robbed!" yelled one party-goer. (Blago undoubtedly hopes he's a member of the judiciary).

"So I've been a day laborer and I met another guy -- Fabio who is no longer doing the Harlequin romances. He's doing day labor like me. You get to know somebody when you get to work with them on a day to day basis," he explained.

Why Blago introduced Fabio really isn't known. Because after the introduction, Fabio left the stage. And then we depressingly find out that the whole Fabio thing was a ruse. The Fabio guy was only an impersonator. But somehow this makes the event even richer.

The performance


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