Rod Blagojevich, the Governor of Illinois, turned 52 today. I hope he enjoys his birthday, because he might spend his next birthday in jail.
As Ellen used to say, “He was having too much fun, but now he is having very little fun.”
Blagojevich’s fun diminished, after he tried to sell Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat, while FBI was listening to his telephone conversations. He has not resigned, so he will probably be impeached soon.
Obama spokesman, Robert Gibbs, said:
“Under the current circumstances it is difficult for the governor to effectively do his job and serve the people of Illinois”
According to Federal Complaint, this idiot, “discussed whether he could obtain an ambassadorship in exchange for the Senate seat” and that “he might be able to cut a deal with Senate Candidate 5” – who has been identified as Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr.
Jackson’s emissaries, reportedly offered Governor Blagojevich up to a million dollars for the privilege of replacing Obama in the U.S. Senate.
Representative Jackson said:
“I did not initiate or authorize anyone, at any time, to promise anything to Governor Blagojevich on my behalf”
Deputy Governor Robert Greenlee, who “suggested putting together a list of things that Rod Blagojevich would accept in exchange for the Senate seat” — has resigned.
Governor Blagojevich went to work on his birthday, at 8:18 A.M.