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Blagojevich Complaint: Just Read It

LL doesn't oft delve into the national political world. But he will today.

Read the criminal complaint [PDF] filed today by federal prosecutors against Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Just read it. Start on Page 54.

So much for No Drama Obama!

Here's just one good passage: "ROD BLAGOJEVICH said that the consultants (Advisor B and another consultant are believed to be on the call at that time) are telling him that he has to “suck it up” for two years and do nothing and give this “motherfucker [the President-elect] his senator. Fuck him. For nothing? Fuck him.” ROD BLAGOJEVICH states that he will put “[Senate Candidate 4]” in the Senate “before I just give fucking [Senate Candidate 1] a fucking Senate seat and I don’t get anything.” (Senate Candidate 4 is a Deputy Governor of the State of Illinois)."

And another: "ROD BLAGOJEVICH stated that his decision about the open Senate seat will be based on three criteria in the following order of importance: “our legal situation, our personal situation, my political situation. This decision, like every other one, needs to be based upon on that. Legal. Personal. Political.”

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  • Jake

    This guy Blago is nothing but a pathetic little loser. I cannot believe he's still technically in office. I voted for him a few years ago, not knowing that he actually supported going to war with Iraq. Now I'm ashamed to no end. But life must go on, and it does. Hopefully Blago will get what he deserves, i.e., time behind bars. BTW, I voted for Obama this year and I sincerely hope this fiasco won't effect his political future or the future of our country.

  • Skeptic

    Just the beginning of the drama for obama, I fear. Chicago politics, dirty, dirty, dirty.. . When is it going to end for obama. . .i mean he isn't even in office yet and the scandals erupt. should be an interesting four years. Just hope he doesn't disgrace our country like Clinton. Time will telll.

  • Abair

    Either quit smoking cigarettes or smoke smarter...