Rod Blagojevich’s effort to find something for his wife, Patti, to do with her time apparently extended to his thinking about naming himself to the U.S. Senate to succeed Barack Obama.
Former Deputy Gov. Robert Greenlee testified that Blagojevich asked him to find out whether a sitting U.S. senator can have a wife who lobbies members of Congress. The governor pointed to then-U.S. Sen. Tom Daschle’s wife, Linda.
Greenlee said he found out it was generally all right for a Senator’s wife to lobby, with an exception. “It’s inappropriate to lobby the spouse themselves,” Greenlee testified.
Blagojevich thought that sounded like it might work for his future.