On Nov. 10, in a two-hour conference call with advisers, [Illinois Gov.] Blagojevich appears to feel as though he’s in the driver’s seat, the tapes suggest. In a conversation laced with profanities and bravado, Blagojevich said he wouldn’t fill the seat [vacated Senate seat of the President-elect] without something in return.
He acknowledged that it was unlikely that Obama would tap him for HHS secretary or an ambassadorship because he was under federal investigation.
Thank you for disqualifying yourself from HHS, Mr. Blagojevich.
Healthcare has all the corruption and megalomania it needs already.