I have been reading: President Nixon: Alone in the White House by Richard Reeves and I am finding a lot in common between Nixon and Blagojevich.
The biggest seeming to be how they both were very isolated, in large part by their own choice. Each of them deciding that their own counsel was the best to keep and wanting to focus on the very large and very small leaving everything else to others. Also the focus on 'enemies' both within government, politics and media. Much like the allegations about him wanting to mess with the Tribune editorial board and how he wanted to ruin the 'Madigan brand'. Those seem to very Nixonian in the nature.
It will be interesting to see if Rod figures out it is time to stop fighting like Nixon did.