Knowing that he was already under investigation, Illinois Governor Blagojevich said on the telephone: “I’ve got this thing and it’s f***ing golden, and, uh, uh, I’m just not giving it up for f***in’ nothing. I’m not gonna do it. And I can always use it. I can parachute me there.”
Just yesterday he said:
The phone call including the “I’ve got this thing and it’s f***ing golden … thing” comment was secretly recorded by the FBI on November 5, the day after the election of Barack Obama, according to the affidavit filed against Blagojevich today.
Like O.J., Governor Jerkovich may have just hanged himself with his owns stupid words, pride and bravado.
Fox News lawyer and commentator Greta Van Susteren said, “These recordings would make a defense attorney have a stroke.”
“Conduct that would make Lincoln roll over in his grave,” said U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald in announcing the charges today in Chicago.
Pundits on all the major news channels expressed “shock” at this “outrageous behavior.”
But it is really just the activity and mouth of a stupid jerk: Governor Blag-Jerk-Ovich.
Brian Ross from ABC News wrote:
He said the governor’s efforts to “sell” the Senate seat was the “most sinister and appalling” of a range of alleged corrupt acts detailed in today’s case.
Fitzgerald said “there’s no reference in the complaint to any conversations involving the president-elect or indicating that the president-elect was aware of it, and that’s all I can say.”
His comment did not close the door on the possibility that Obama or someone on his staff may have known of some aspect of the governor’s demands.
(James A. Finley/AP Photo)
Four words: Are you kidding me?
Selling Barack Obama’s Senate seat? Are you kidding me?
There are allegations of political corruption, and then there are allegations of political corruption.
If this is true — and by all means we should presume innocence on the part of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich until the prosecution has made its case — but, if this is true, you have to be some kind of delusional. Watch Campbell Brown’s commentary…..
You have to be psychotic.