"Tips for Blago in Prison"

Jeff Smith, about whose fall Jeannette Cooperman wrote during my St. Louis Magazine days, offers Blago a thorough, thoughtful, and memorable list of tips as the man heads off to prison. Among them:

You will have a nickname. It will probably be “Governor.” Accept that, but do so with deep humility….

Don’t change the TV channel, especially if women’s track is on, or “Ice Loves Coco.” There is an inscrutable yet stringent seniority-based regime when it comes to TV watching, and your celebrity does not entitle you to alter it in any way.