In their new book, Golden: How Rod Blagojevich Talked Himself out of the Governor’s Office and into Prison, Jeff Coen and John Chase detail the epic embarrassment that is Rod Blagojevich’s existence. In offering a preview of the book, legitimate news source The Chicago Tribune focuses more on Blagojevich’s statement that he had heard convicted influence peddler Antoin “Tony” Rezko secretly channeled $25,000 in cash to Barack Obama (federal authorities did not deem the claim credible). However, we are not a legitimate news source. Therefore, we will focus on the following:
The accusation of money paid indirectly to Obama is among many musings by Blagojevich that the FBI secretly recorded. Among the others: that Blagojevich mentioned naming Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry to Obama’s vacant Senate seat so he could “have a shot” at having sex with her.
Blagojevich, a Democrat, also told a staffer he voted for RepublicanGeorge H.W. Bush for president and then gave the staffer a warning: “If you ever repeat this, first I’ll deny it, secondly I’ll wait a little bit, then I’ll fire you.”