Chief of staff John Harris is back on the stand Wednesday, and the prosecution is playing more tapes concerning Blagojevich’s dealing for a senate seat.
Yesterday the governor was heard musing about an ambassadorship to India or some other job that would take him away from Illinois. Today there’s talk of heading a non-profit.
On calls from Nov. 5, 2008, Blagojevich presses his subordinates to find him a job with a foundation or charity, hoping to land a position akin to Elizabeth Dole’s at the Red Cross.
Harris says it would have to be "something that would not raise the specter of a deal, because he's got a buffer."
Blagojevich asks several times, "See what they pay?"
At one point someone mentions the Salvation Army. Blagojevich says "Oh that'd be huge! Do you have to wear a uniform? Forget that!"
Tuesday the former governor was heard angling talking about his desire to be appointed ambassador to India.