Facepalm: Blagojevich Arrested

Jesus, what a fucking turd:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/09/us/politics/10Illinois.html?_r=1&hp

“According to the statement from prosecutors, Mr. Blagojevich told an adviser last week that he might “get some (money) upfront, maybe” from one of the candidates hoping to replace Mr. Obama. That person was identified only as “Candidate 5.”

In an earlier recorded conversation, prosecutors say, Mr. Blagojevich said he was approached by an associate of “Candidate 5” with an offer of $500,000 in exchange for the Senate seat.

The authorities also say Mr. Blagojevich threatened to withhold state assistance from the Tribune Company, the publisher of the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times, which filed for bankruptcy on Monday. According to the authorities, Mr. Blagojevich wanted members of the Tribune’s editorial board, who had criticized him, to be fired before he extended any state assistance.”

And though I tend to look to the New York Times as my first source of news, interested parties should know that the Chicago Tribune did a much better job with the story.

Goodnight, sweet prince.

Edit: In other, decidedly more interesting news, my motherland is on fire.

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One Response to “Facepalm: Blagojevich Arrested”

  1. it’s crazy what Blagojevich has gotten away with already… he’s an international embarrassment

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