That same night, Blagojevich and Greenlee talked again. Blagojevich instructed Greenlee to begin researching editorials in the Tribune, including one that had advocated setting up a committee on impeachment.
Blagojevich’s wife, Patti, wasn’t initially on the call with Greenlee. But at one point she shouted near the phone, “Tell him to hold up that (expletive) Cubs (expletive),” a reference to discussions between the Tribune and the Blagojevich administration about arranging financial help for the sale and renovation of Wrigley Field, then owned by the Tribune.
Continuing a stream of profanities, Patti Blagojevich asked her husband, “Why should you do anything for those (expletives)?”