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Blagojevich Angles for Ambassadorship to ... Macedonia?



    In a conversation Nov. 7, 2008, Rod Blagojevich tells advisor Doug Scofield that the Senate seat can go to her, if she gives him what he wants.

    "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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