Satire: Ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich banned from Graceland

Blagojevich-Trial.jpg NBC Chicago has some fun with disgraced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich with a satirical bit called "Blagojevich Banned from Graceland." Recall that Blagojevich, a big Elvis fan, was even doing some EP tribute work to pay the bills a couple of years back. He happens to be back in the news after Illinois' attorney-disciplining body asked the state Supreme Court to revoke his law license.

A day after the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission asked the Illinois Supreme Court to suspend the convicted politician's law license, the estate of Elvis Presley announced that Blagojevich has been banned for life from Graceland, the Memphis mansion that has been maintained as a shrine to Elvis since the singer's death in 1977.

"Due to the egregious breadth of Blagojevich's conduct while governor of Illinois, he is no longer welcome on any Presley family properties," Elvis's daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, said in a statement. "He is also prohibited from singing 'Treat Me Nice' in public, or impersonating Elvis in any way."

Following the family's lead, the international Elvis community moved swiftly to dissociate itself from Blagojevich., the official online Elvis fan club, suspended Blagojevich's account and asked him to stop displaying the membership decal on his SUV.

This is not the first time a musical act has attempted to dissociate itself from a politician. Smith's guitarist Johnny Marr told British Prime Minister David Cameron he was "not allowed" to like the '80s pop band. Miss Presley is taking a similar attitude toward Blagojevich.

PICTURED: Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich greets supporters as he arrives home in Chicago on June 27, 2011, after a jury convicted him of 17 of the 20 charges against him, including all 11 charges related to his attempt to sell or trade President Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat.


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