The criminal complaint filed today against Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich contains a remarkable section detailing the Democratic politician's alleged attempt to cash in on his ability to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama. Attached to the U.S. District Court complaint is an FBI affidavit, excerpted below, alleging that Blagojevich was caught on wiretaps noting that the Senate seat "is a fucking valuable thing, you just don't give it away for nothing." He was also recorded saying that unless "I get something real good," he would appoint himself to the vacancy. "I'm going to keep this Senate option for me a real possibility, you know, and therefore I can drive a hard bargain. You hear what I'm saying. And if I don't get what I want and I'm not satisfied with it, then I'll just take the Senate seat myself."
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
What a dick. Speaking of Dicks, Sen. Durbin wasted no time in making sure to throw out the "presumption of innocence" line that's always quickly and repeatedly bleated by Democrats when one of their own is caught red f-cking handed, but quickly forgotten when a Republican is being charged with a crime. Conservatives might be smelling the first blood in the water for 2010 if we can get our act together.