Thursday, June 24, 2010

Blagojevich on Trial

I don't know how many of you watched this season of Celebrity Apprentice, but Rod Blagojevich was a contestant and he was surprisingly likable. Likable and so incredibly, technologically challenged that I can't even begin to fathom that he was a Governor. He can't even send an email...or turn on a laptop for that matter. And he was running the fifth most populous state in the nation.

But I digress. This is the latest juicy morsel to emerge from the taped recording being played at his trial (for attempting to sell Obama's senate seat):

"...An example is a conversation he held with chief of staff John Harris on Nov. 7, 2008, in which the two were still discussing Blagojevich’s plans to swap a Senate appointment for a post in the Obama administration or some high-paying job in the private sector.

The two were reviewing talks with union officials they perceived to be emissaries of Obama. Blagojevich said the emissaries didn’t seem to know exactly what to make of his swap request.

"Barack really wants to get away from Illinois politics," said Blagojevich, laughing.

Eventually the talk got around to a suggestion that they try a different route to convey the swap idea to the president: through soon-to-be first lady Michelle Obama.

“He’s a lot more hen-pecked than me,” Blagojevich said. “He listens to Michelle.”

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