ABC's Ross: Governor Blagojevich Called Obama A 'Motherf***er'
As more comes out about Tuesday's arrest of Democrat Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, it has been learned that he was caught on tape referring to Barack Obama as a "motherf***er".
I kid you not.
As reported moments ago by ABC's Brian Ross (h/t NB reader Steve):
"I've got this thing and it's f***ing golden, and, uh, uh, I'm just not giving it up for f***in' nothing. I'm not gonna do it. And I can always use it. I can parachute me there," Blagojevich said in a phone call secretly recorded by the FBI on November 5, the day after the election, according to the affidavit. [...]The FBI affidavit said Blagojevich had been told by an adviser "the President-elect can get ROD BLAGOJEVICH's wife on paid corporate boards in exchange for naming the President-elect's pick to the Senate."
Told by two other advisers he has to "suck it up" for two years, the FBI says it heard Blagojevich complain he has to give this "motherf***er [the President-elect] his Senator. F*** him. For nothing? F*** him."
The Governor is heard saying he will pick another candidate "before I just give f***ing [Senate Candidate l] a f***ing Senate seat and I don't get anything."
Wow! Think this revelation will be widely reported by Obama-loving media?
Post facto thought: doesn't Ross's piece indicate that Obama was actually involved in this pay for play? Read this section again (emphasis added):
The FBI affidavit said Blagojevich had been told by an adviser "the President-elect can get ROD BLAGOJEVICH's wife on paid corporate boards in exchange for naming the President-elect's pick to the Senate."
Doesn't that suggest Blago, or someone in his office, was told by someone affiliated with Obama that if he appoints Obama's pick, his wife will be placed on paid corporate boards?
Doesn't that mean the president-elect offered a sitting governor a de facto bribe to appoint the Senator he supports?
Think this will get a lot of media attention and scrutiny?