Tuesday, December 09, 2008

$enate 4 $ale

This dumbass with a hideous toupee is all over the news today. What's that on your head, a wig?

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested on charges that he brazenly conspired to sell or trade the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by President-elect Barack Obama to the highest bidder.

A 76-page FBI affidavit said the 51-year-old Democratic governor was intercepted on court-authorized wiretaps over the last month conspiring to sell or trade the vacant Senate seat for personal benefits for himself and his wife, Patti.

Otherwise, Blagojevich considered appointing himself. The affidavit said that as late as Nov. 3, he told his deputy governor that if "they're not going to offer me anything of value I might as well take it."

The affidavit said Blagojevich also discussed getting a substantial salary for himself at a nonprofit foundation or an organization affiliated with labor unions. It said Blagojevich also talked about getting his wife placed on corporate boards where she might get $150,000 a year in director's fees. "I want to make money," the affidavit quotes him as saying in one conversation.

U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald said in a statement that "the breadth of corruption laid out in these charges is staggering."

Nothing in the court papers suggested Obama had any part in the discussion. In fact, Blagojevich allegedly said in the same conversation that Obama most likely would not appoint him as secretary of health and human services or to an ambassadorship because of the negative publicity that has surrounded the governor for three years.

One day later, according to the affidavit, Blagojevich allegedly told an associate he knew Obama wanted a specific Senate candidate but "they're not going to give me anything except appreciation."

[Photo and complete article at Yahoo! News. Associated Press Writer Don Babwin contributed to this report.]
The good news is that Obama seems to be in the clear.

If these allegations are true, throw Blagojevich's sorry ass in jail. Didn't he learn anything from New York's former-Gov. Eliot Spitzer?


Doralong said...

Talk about your total unrepentant asshole..

michael sean morris said...

What a sleazy douchebag. First he dares people to tap his phone, then he acts all corrupt over the phone...

He's Illinois-ing!

tankmontreal said...

Does anyone else see Josh-Brolin-as-Dan-White in this guy?