Governor Rod Blagojevich Says Goodbye with Lord Alfred Tennyson’s ‘Ulysses’ Poem

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By Jason Boog Comment

blogo.jpegFollowing his impeachment by the Illinois House of Representatives, Governor Rod Blagojevich concluded his political career with yet another poem. Last year he read Rudyard Kipling, and today he ended his final press conference with Lord Alfred Tennyson.

Here’s more from the MSNBC report: “He concluded by quoting a poem from ‘Ulysses’ by Lord Alfred Tennyson, ending with: “To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.” Here’s a link to the full poem.

For more political/literary inspiration, here is a video of Rachel Maddow finishing the Rudyard Kipling poem that Blagojevich read at a recent press conference. Novelist Scott Simon received an unexpected boost in sales when his tale of Chicago corruption came painfully true.

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