"Tell her she can be Senator, the governor can appoint her, under the right certain conditions."
Blagojevich wants a cabinet position.
"She's holding Health and Human Services and I'm holding a US Senate seat," he says. "She's holding hers with two hands. Me, I've got the whole thing wrapped around my arms. I'm willing to trade the thing I have tightly held to her, for something she doesn't hold so tight!"
"Gotta think I could at least be ambassador to Macedonia now!"
In a conversation with advisor Doug Scofield from Nov. 10, 2008:
"I get nothing out of Valerie Jarrett. They are not going to give anything!"
"What about Patti on some corporate boards, paid corporate boards--could you help me that way," he proposes they say. "You know a couplea corporate boards, pick up another 150 grand a year!"
"If they think they can do this and not (EXPLETIVE) give me anything other than some vague assurances, I'll go (EXPLETIVE) Jesse Junior! The arrogance of these (EXPLETIVE) people!"
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