Former Deputy Governor Bob Greenlee says the governor's press staff was worried about how that would look, and convinced the Obama camp to send an invitation if they promised he wouldn't attend.
Problem was, Blagojevich decided to go, shocking the Obama staff.
"WTF?", Obama press staffer Anita Dunn emailed.
When Greenlee tells Blagojevich about the email two days later, to indicate he is not highly thought of in Obama circles, Blagojevich seemed at first shocked and hurt.
"What is WTF?" Blagojevich asked Greenlee. To which Greenlee responded: "What the f***."
Blagojevich then quickly changed his tone.
"You're wrong!" he says, declaring that such stories are merely rumors being spread by Mike Madigan.
The email turns out to have been very real, and it was shown in court.