.
December 10th, 2008
04:28 PM ET

Glengarry Rod Blagojevich

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested on federal conspiracy charges Tuesday.

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested on federal conspiracy charges Tuesday.

Choire Sicha
Salon.com

If David Mamet didn't write the profane, wiretapped dialogue for the Illinois governor's attempt to sell Obama's Senate seat, he should have. A play in one act.

Editor's note: Much of the dialogue below comes from the secretly recorded conversations of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, his wife, his chief of staff and other associates as revealed in federal court documents upon Blagojevich's arrest Monday. The rest of it is made up.

ROD BLAGOJEVICH, AKA BLAGO, the governor of Illinois, is at his tacky Ravenswood home, on the phone. His wife is sprawled on the couch behind him, petting a fur coat made entirely of hundreds of white kittens. Blago waves a copy of the Chicago Tribune as he speaks.

BLAGO (into phone)

So we gotta do something about the f–ing Trib and its f–ing editorials.

BLAGO'S WIFE

Hold up that f–ing Cubs s–t! F– them!

Read More...

soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Jim M

    Alderman Mel trained his daughter well for her role as the governor's wife. Can't understand why Blago and Mel don't get along.

    December 10, 2008 at 9:23 pm |
  2. Heather,ca

    What can one say except what a class act. NOT! I can only think of two words "scumbag"and "thug". Thats about it. The only thing that makes this guy and his wife different from the mob which goes way back in Illinois history is that he hasnt killed anyone personally or ordered anyone murdered. Other than that he is your stereo typical low life thug or as I think is the nicest thing one can him a scumbag. Because there is no way he is even worthy of even comparing to Larry Craig etc. Hes just not what even your typical lying and cheating politician is. He is not worthy nor is he a politician at heart. He is a real piece of work. So is the wife. Classy, not.

    December 10, 2008 at 5:06 pm |
  3. Cindy

    WOW...what a great bunch of people the Blagojevich's are! They cuss more than a sailor! LOL And they talk and act like they are in the mob or something. What nuts!!

    Cindy...Ga.

    December 10, 2008 at 4:35 pm |