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Blago Couldn't Get No Respect



    Blago Couldn't Get No Respect
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    Hold on now. Rod Blagojevich is a riot.

    The day before Barack Obama was elected president of the United States, Rod Blagojevich was having a Rodney Dangerfield moment.

    Governor Blagojevich was still thinking about possibly appointing himself to an open senate seat in order to escape from Illinois.

    In a call from Nov. 4, 2008, Blagojevich tells Bob Greenlee he is furious with advisor Doug Scofield, for telling him he shouldn't do it.

    "He's making it sound like my fellow Senators would resent me," Blagojevich says.  "He's worried Quinn's gonna institute all kinds of investigations!"

    Blagojevich becomes angry.  "My upward trajectory is f---ing stalled," he screams, "if not f---ing permanently disabled!"

    He talks about everything he believes he had done for the people of Illinois.  "I f---ing busted my ass to give your grandma a free ride on the bus!  Your f---ing baby has health care!  And what do I get for that?  Only 13-percent of you think I'm doing a good job!  So f--- all of you!"