Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Governor Rod Soprano

The FBI wiretap on Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich shocks me. Is this a Governor of Illinois or a member of Tony Soprano's crew?

As you may know, Gov. Blagojevich is now facing corruption charges on allegations he tried to sell the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by President-Elect Barack Obama, essentially demanding compensation for naming Obama's successor and threatening to put himself in the seat if he didn't get what he wanted.

Check out some of what Blagojevich said in the wiretap, as reported by ABC News.com (and edited for language):
Told by two other advisers he has to "suck it up" for two years, the FBI says it heard Blagojevich complain he has to give this "mother[bleep] [the president-elect] his senator. [Bleep] him. For nothing? [Bleep] him."

The governor is heard saying he will pick another candidate "before I just give [Bleep]ing [Senate Candidate l] a [bleep]ing Senate seat and I don't get anything."
The Smoking Gun has more from the wiretap, uncensored, if you can stomach it.

ABC also reports:
Blagojevich was overheard by the FBI saying "I want to make money," complaining he was "financially hurting."
Maybe that explains his quickness to declare war on Bank of America for its role in the closing of a Chicago door and window factory where workers are staging a sit-in.

But Governor, if you need a bailout so badly, why not just go to Congress like everybody else?


Anonymous said...

My dearest,sweetest Viscount:

With your fine love of historical re-enactment, I thought you might take great pleasure in this tale of out of time: http://www.slate.com/id/2206449/

Adieu and may God bless you always,

Your faithful servant and a friend in Christ,

Mme. Noire - Huzzah! & a demure curtsy to you, my dearest gentleman.

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Christopher said...

My Dearest Mme. Noire,

I immensely enjoyed the article from Slate! Please do continue to share your favourite links to the past with me.

I bow to you from afar.

Your Humble Servant And Brother In Christ,
Viscount Christopher