Image via WikipediaRod & Patti Blagojevich will appear on Barbara Walters' gabfest, "The View" on Sept. 9.
It's a return appearance for the 52-year-old impeached former governor of Illinois, who was on the show last January. He is promoting his book, "The Governor." Patti B. recently was a contestant on the NBC reality show, "I'm a Celebrity--Get Me Out of Here."
Blagojevich is under indictment following his arrest by FBI agents in December 2008, on corruption charges ranging from purportedly accepting campaign contributions in return for official actions and allegedly offering for personal financial gain the appointment to the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama when he was elected president. The Illiniois Senate voted 59-0 to impeach Blagojevich on Jan. 30, 2009.
Patti and Rod are making a joint appearance on The View, and Rod, if convicted, may soon be making an appearance in the Joint. ABC, which airs "The View," is owned by the Walt Disney Co., which may explain this "Goofy" booking decision.
Viewers eagerly await the "hair-off "challenge between panelist Whoopi Goldberg and the former governor.