April 5th, 2010
09:58 AM ET

TV Recap: Blagojevich ousted again... on 'Apprentice'

I am convinced that Rod Blagojevich, the former governor of Illinois, does not know how to make decisions - the latest episode of “Celebrity Apprentice” proves it.

He and the other project manager, Selita Ebanks, flew to Orlando, Florida, to spearhead this week’s challenge: to create a 3D interactive display for the “Wizarding World of Harry Potter “attraction. They could not communicate with their team until they landed.

When that moment arrived, Blagojevich — well, once he could determine how his phone worked - named Bret Michaels as the one in charge back in New York.

Ok, he made one decision.

For once, Michaels actually wanted and needed direction, since the vision, executives and guidance were in Orlando. Blagojevich couldn’t provide it. He told him to do what he thought was best. Later, Michael Johnson asked for direction as well. Same response. Come on! Is this really how he ran a state?

This mindset, plus his not knowing how to email or text directions like Ebanks did with her team, cost the men’s team the challenge.

In the boardroom, I wondered if the men wanted to shake Blagojevich as much as I did. Trump did the right thing and fired Blagojevich.

I liked Blagojevich more when he greeted every person on the streets of New York and told them he did nothing wrong. That’s not saying much, since I hated that.

Poor guy. Maybe now he’ll have time to learn how to use a computer and a phone. He should see a career counselor, but what career path do you see him pursuing?

I was wrong about Selita Ebanks. She is not quiet. She told the boardroom that Blagojevich napped on the return trip from Orlando to New York. Blagojevich denied it, so I would’ve liked it more if she had called him a liar for saying his eyes were open behind his shades. In any case, I underestimated her. She’s one to watch. Do you agree?

One word for Bill Goldberg, however... moody! Well, I guess I might have an attitude too if someone made me dress like a tree.

My top four picks are still in the running. Are yours? Who do you think will be eliminated next? The women have won three in a row. Will the men ever break their streak?

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  4. Marco Milo

    Rod was right in keeping Bret.....The Chef and runner are bad persons at least......I wonder, what we are showing to our kids....I would fire Donald

    April 6, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Ben Dover

    Can a ni@@a get a table dance?!

    April 5, 2010 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Lin

    Blago sure isn't the only politician who doesn't know how to type well or use a Blackberry. And most high level corporate executives don't either.

    April 5, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  7. jessica y

    I think at some point they will add a woman or two on the men's team to even things out a bit. I hope that Summer Sanders leaves soon... she really is like "watching ice melt" as Sharon Osbourne so eloquently stated last night.

    April 5, 2010 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  8. bruce

    A successful man is a "C" student surrounded by "A" students.

    April 5, 2010 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Sherri

    Actually, he thinks he looks like Elvis.

    April 5, 2010 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  10. liz

    I cannot imagine how this incompetent little man ran a state! it seems he talks and talks and talks to confuse people, and distract them from seeing how stupid he actually is. everytime he appears on another show, Im embarrassed for him! and I feel soooo sorry for his wife! yak yak yak yak yak

    April 5, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  11. reality_fan

    I can't imagine how can people like Rod Blagojevich can run a state. Other than smooth talk, he has nothing to offer to the team. Dodging question and responsibilities. Is that a typical politician or what? He deserved to get fired. But then again, no one can entertain us so much as he did. Idiot.

    April 5, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
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    April 5, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jill

    I am so glad he is gone. He added nothing to the show.

    April 5, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  14. m

    I am super glad to see Rod gone. I found him irritating to watch in general, and it is sad to see someone so incapable of simple tasks. I can understand him never having sent text messages before and therefore not knowing how to do that. But he ought to at least be able to type reasonably. Even he would have had to use at least a typewriter at some point in school if not an actual computer (honestly not sure how old he is....)

    I wish that last week everyone on the men's team had done a better job of throwing him under the bus for his ridiculous two hours to type a paragraph crap, and I wish someone this week had stepped up and explained that Brett did the creative end which the execs loved, and Rod was responsible for not having a script and completely screwing up the presentation, which is what they hated. It was his fault ENTIRELY that they lost and therefore it is right that he left. Good riddance.

    April 5, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Monique

    Rod Blago is annoying one minute with his ramblings and undecisive ways but he is somewhat likable at times. I really don't know how he became Governor, he seems so helpless. He must of done a lot of delegating.
    He's definitely played the game like a politician. He could never answer a question, always dancing around the subject. I think he went on the show to try and redeem himself. I did like the way he was so loyal to Bret Michaels on the last episode. They need to get rid of Michael Johnson, what a no-it-all.

    April 5, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  16. moon627

    Gov Rod was fun to watch – like a train wreck that is – LOL ! Typical politician – talks and talks but says nothing and shakes hands and says Hello to anyone and everyone... if there had been a baby handy i'm sure he'd have kissed it for a photo op !

    I like watching Bret too – what a crack up ! Is he shooting up speed or insulin ? And Cyndi must be on something too or maybe thats just her natural state ... either way these two wont go all the way.

    I dont care for all Sharon's hacking – so what if she's sick – she should at least cover her mouth or something – gross ! Summer is boring, Holly is full of herself, Michael is a Debbie-downer, and we have yet to see Goldberg do much of anything except growl.

    I agree that it will be Curtis and Maria or Selita there at the end.

    April 5, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Mary

    DId he ever do anything but talk about himself? I wish the women would loose and they get rid of that know-it-all Peate-Robinson woman. She grates on my last nerve!!!!!!!!

    April 5, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Ivanka Trump

    Rod Blagojevich... LOL... what a hoot to watch, like Selita said, even my grandmother knows how to use a computer! LMAO

    I think this season, a young person will win. Maria, Selita, and Curtis all show amazing potential to kick butt and take names here.

    April 5, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  19. John

    Hey some of us don't watch this until the next day – thanks for ruining it in your headline.

    April 5, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Matt

    I hate reality shows that boot the best character off leaving no reason to watch the show. Trump should know this. He gets to decide who leaves.

    April 5, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Dave from Chicago

    I agree with Blago's decision to not bring Brett into the room and I'm not sure why there is an outcry that he should have done so. Brett was the entire creative force behind their Harry Potter exhibit and I'm not sure at all what Michael and Curtis brought to the project. Loyalty and supporting guys who are grinders are big to people in Chicago especially I think. We're not cut-throat like New Yorkers.

    My favorite moment was when he is talking to the camera and somebody goes "Hey, you're from Chicago" and then he goes off screen and talks to them. He also claimed credit for the Cubs moderate success.

    So all in all, I'm sad to see him go but glad that he did it.

    I think Sharon is the favorite for the gals and Curtis for the guys but give the edge to Sharon.

    April 5, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Molly

    Blago waz just annoying! I'm glad he's gone. I think the others will do much better without him. The man has real problems if he can't use a computer or cell phone. I do want Bret to win! He's so much better here than on Rock of Yuck. Wish the women would get Holly to SHUT UP!!

    April 5, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  23. ibuk

    Well, Blago just proved it again, he cannot run a small project just like he could not run Illinois.

    Hmmmmm, or is he just playing the game to soften the potential jury.

    Personally, i think he's playing both sides of that coin. I think he is an incompetent politician who continues to play the political game, and he got caught and is going to pay the consequences.

    April 5, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  24. di

    i agree with that last person's statements..Mr. B seemed to be pretty down to earth, not at all what had been written in the papers. He seemd to be just another guy...however, it doesn't surprise me either that he was not that computer literate, he had the people to do the work for him. He and Sharon are the most entertaining to watch on this show. We'll see how the show goes, maybe they can toss everyone together now. Not sure how much Goldberg is doing, but I like Brett and Cyndi.

    April 5, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Rob

    Oh my goodness, will Blago just go away and take this oddball "the Donald" with him? A true waste of time.

    April 5, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Hello

    Before watching The Apprentice, my impression of Rod Blago was simply a corrupt politician who got caught and should go to jail. But after watching the show & seeing him in action, I actually like the guy. He seems very nice (even contestants on the show have said this about him) & a rather ordinary guy-next-door who I could share a drink with. It doesn't surprise me that he couldn't use technology effectively, even his inability to type. The officers at my company, on days their assistants are out sick, have the exact same issues. Who needs to do this or learn it when you have people who do it for you?

    I think Rod Blago is no different from any politician out there – but unlike others, he got caught. (If politics weren't about returning favors -money or otherwise – we wouldn't have so much ridiculous pork spending.) "I scratch your back and you'll scratch mine." should be the motto of politics. BUT Rod is at least likeable, nice, easy going and funny versus other politicians who seem to be complete jerks with their family, supporters and staffers (i.e. the Edwards).

    I will miss him on the show as he really was by far the most entertaining person there. Good luck with your trial Rod! Hope you win. Otherwise, if you are put in jail, then every politican should be jailed too!

    April 5, 2010 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  27. Beenz

    Boy, that mens' team is sure getting thin..don't they usually shake things up mid-season? They could do some team-swapping. I'd like to see how the men would deal with Cyndi Lauper's ramblings, and see how many times an hour Bret would hit on Maria or Summer.

    April 5, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  28. Q

    I was disappointed in The Donald. Surely he can't think Michael Johnson is better than Blago for ratings. He should have fired the uncreative, crass, and uninspiring sprinter.

    I hope Bret wins.

    April 5, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  29. SHOOTER12

    After watching that lugnut(yes, I know, an insult to lugnuts all over the world) on Celebrity Apprentice, I was amazed that the idiot has ever held any job, anywhere, much less being a politician. The very thought that someone that stupid can get elected anywhere is quite frightening.

    April 5, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  30. laura TJ

    Beedy eyes,too much hair,talks too much –get's by in life. Won't miss him on the show but wish him well with his more important legal matters. And no way does he resemble Donny Osmand !!!

    April 5, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |

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