Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich leaves the Chicago courthouse where he was sentenced Wednesday. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)

The former Illinois governor took a moment to sign a copy of his 2009 book, “The Governor,” for a supporter as he left the Chicago courthouse where he had been sentenced to 14 years for corruption.

Elsewhere, former Senate majority leader Trent Lott dropped by his old stomping grounds yesterday, and, according to our colleague Paul Kane’s story about the new naked partisanship on Capitol Hill, he had some reflections on his tenure.

“There were a couple of votes I was ashamed of,” Lott said of his turn as the chamber's leader.

And this sounds like a dare to us: Kid Rock, the Detroit rocker whose song “Born Free” was chosen by GOP hopeful Mitt Romney as his official campaign song, is an awing vote. “Any candidate who makes ‘So Hott’ their song has a good chance of getting my vote,” he said, per the Reliable Source. The lyrics of “So Hott” are far racier than the Romney-approved “Born Free.”

Now the other GOP contenders know how to clinch a Kid Rock endorsement.