This could be my favorite newspaper giveaway ever.
The Springfield (Ill.) State Journal-Register is giving away free ringtones featuring ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Here’s how the newspaper described the offering online:
They’re free — and profanity-laced.
Now you can enjoy the profanity-laced tirades of Illinois’ least-favorite son when you’re on the go. Beginning today, The State Journal-Register is offering free Blagojevich ringtones for your (bleeping) phone.
Remember those heady days of arrest and impeachment with these classic bits, from Blagojevich’s Nov. 10, 2008, conference call (PDF) with Patti Blagojevich, general counsel Bill Quinlan and advisers Bill Knapp and Doug Sosnik:
“Look it, I gotta tell you: I don’t wanna be governor for the next two years. I wanna get going. I’ll, I, this has been two (expletive) (expletive) years where I’m doing the best I can trying to get through a brick wall and find ways around stuff but it’s like just (expletive) my family and time is passing me by and I’m stuck. It’s no good. It’s no good. I gotta get moving. The whole world’s passing me by and I’m stuck in this (expletive) job as governor now.”
“You know our mantra was — you know, before election night — was ‘win on Tuesday’ — I remember, if you guys remember this — ‘win on Tuesday, (expletive) everybody on Wednesday and quit on Thursday.’”
Here’s a link to the newspaper’s full account, including more excerpts from the available ringtones.
So here’s your assignment, Missoulian.com readers: If the Missoulian were to offer made-in-Montana ringtones, who should they feature?
Reply to this blogpost with your suggestions. It’ll be, in the words of Rod Blagojevich, “(bleeping) golden.”