Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, who was impeached and faces a federal investigation into charges he tried to sell the former Senate seat of President Barack Obama, has hired a public relations firm. The Tampa, Florida-based Publicity Agency counts crisis management among its specialties. The firm's founder, Glenn Selig, said, "The governor has decided that he wants to speak and tell his side of the story, and he enlisted us to help." To that end, he booked Blagojevich on ABC's "The View" and "Good Morning America." Blagojevich won't be doing more morning shows, because "we don't want to overdo it," explained Selig. Blagojevich also got on CNN's "Larry King Live." Selig previously used "'search engine optimization' techniques to lessen the impact of negative Web news on his clients," according to the Tampa Bay business blog "Venture." The Publicity Agency's Twitter feed offers frequent updates on Blagojevich's media blitz, along with news about Drew Peterson, another client and a former Illinois police officer who's a suspect in the disappearance of his wife.
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