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Ball point pen on the morning newsprint

Illinios Governor Blagojevich was arrested yesterday in the middle of what the US Attorney described as a political corruption crime spree. Blagojevich was taped by the FBI driving a "hard bargain." selling President-Elect Obama's Senate seat. Blagojevich called the Senate seat "a &%$#en valuable thing. You just don't give it away for nothing."

"I've got this thing and it's &%^#en golden and uh, uh, I'm not just giving it up for *&%#en nothing,"

Among the prizes Blagojevich envisioned were a position in Obama's Cabinet, an ambassadorship, a $300,000 job with a union-backed group--even a highly paid position for his wife, Patricia.

Of Obama he was taped saying "they’re not willing to give me anything except appreciation.”

2 Comments
  1. December 10, 2008 -

    Outrageous story, eh? Love your drawing of him -- it's got a wonderfully petulant feeling!

  2. December 10, 2008 -

    Thanks Zina, I didn't think that it was possible to have a less ethical state than New Jersey, but this guy was so brazen about the pay to play deal, he thought he was untouchable. Kudos to the feds on this one, it seem that everyone in Illinois was going to look the other way.