Rod Blagojevich was interviewed on WLS-AM Radio in Chicago this morning. He really tees off on everything and everybody, alleging adultery, excessive drinking and graft. I think he might be going crazy...
Here's some of his statements:
Here’s a little example, an insight I’d like to share, how the system works. They give these speeches and they act like they’re so moral.
There’s a prominent legislative leader, OK, you know, who was going to work with us on a couple of issues. But, you know, this is very common, he has a little laundry list of stuff he wants, and among these things—this is how the system in Springfield works, where a bunch of these lawmakers go down to Springfield, nobody even knows who they are, they’re away from their families, it’s a whole different world down there, a bunch of them are cheating on their spouses, a lot of them drink in excess, very few of them know what’s going on.
They just take their marching orders from legislative leaders, and then the legislative leaders (have) got to do things for them so that they can keep `em happy.
So the House Democrats, for example, virtually every one of them is getting extra pay because (Illinois House Speaker Michael) Madigan has given them all chairmanships and sub-committee chairmanships. Virtually every one of them, you know, have extra stipends that they get. That’s how he buys them off to do his bidding, and basically be blind and just follow the leader.
Another legislative leader came to us because one of his members was sleeping with his secretary. And then the wife found out and she wanted that secretary fired. But this guy was in love with his secretary, so he goes to the legislative leader, they come to us, they want us to hire this woman so that we can keep that guy happy and, you know, then hope that they might work with us on some issues.
Those kinds of insights on how government works.
And it’s not just state government. I saw that as a (U.S) Congres...