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[Washington Babylon]

Parental Warning: Uncensored Highlights From Blagojevich Complaint

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A tip for finding the juiciest parts of the feds’ Blagojevic complaint: seach for the word “fuck.” A few examples:

  1. On November 11, 2008, ROD BLAGOJEVICH talked with JOHN HARRIS
    about the Senate seat. ROD BLAGOJEVICH suggested starting a 501(c)(4) organization (a
    non-profit organization that may engage in political activity and lobbying) and getting “his
    (believed to be the President-elect’s) friend Warren Buffett or some of those guys to help us
    on something like that.” HARRIS asked, “what, for you?” ROD BLAGOJEVICH replied,
    “yeah.” Later in the conversation, ROD BLAGOJEVICH stated that if he appoints Senate
    Candidate 4 to the Senate seat and, thereafter, it appears that ROD BLAGOJEVICH might
    get impeached, he could “count on [Senate Candidate 4], if things got hot, to give [the Senate
    seat] up and let me parachute over there.” HARRIS said, “you can count on [Senate
    Candidate 4] to do that.” Later in the conversation, ROD BLAGOJEVICH said he knows
    that the President-elect wants Senate Candidate 1 for the Senate seat but “they’re not willing
    to give me anything except appreciation. Fuck them.”

  2. On November 5, 2008, ROD BLAGOJEVICH talked with Advisor A about
    the Senate seat. During the phone call, ROD BLAGOJEVICH stated that
    the President-elect
    can remove somebody from a foundation and give the spot to ROD BLAGOJEVICH. In
    regards to the Senate seat, ROD BLAGOJEVICH stated “I’ve got this
    thing and it’s fucking
    golden, and, uh, uh, I’m just not giving it up for fuckin’ nothing.
    I’m not gonna do it. And,
    and I can always use it. I can parachute me there.”

  3. During the call, ROD BLAGOJEVICH’s wife can be heard in the
    background telling ROD BLAGOJEVICH to tell Deputy Governor A “to hold up that
    fucking Cubs shit. . . fuck them.” ROD BLAGOJEVICH asked Deputy Governor A what
    he thinks of his wife’s idea. Deputy Governor A stated that there is a part of what ROD
    BLAGOJEVICH’s wife said that he “agree[s] with.” Deputy Governor A told ROD
    BLAGOJEVICH that Tribune Owner will say that he does not have anything to do with the
    editorials, “but I would tell him, look, if you want to get your Cubs thing done get rid of this
    Tribune.” Later, ROD BLAGOJEVICH’s wife got on the phone and, during the continuing
    discussion of the critical Tribune editorials, stated that Tribune Owner can “just fire” the
    writers because Tribune Owner owns the Tribune.

That’s five times in the excerpts above. See if you can find the other thirteen.

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