"The FBI affidavit alleges that Blagojevich also sought promises of campaign cash, as well as a cabinet post or ambassadorship in exchange for his Senate choice. . . . The charges also state that in a conversation with Harris on November 11, Blagojevich said he knew that President-elect Obama wanted a specific candidate for the open Senate seat but added "they're not willing to give me anything except appreciation. [Expletive] them.""
Okay, maybe I'm just overly suspicious.
But, if the executive appoints cabinet members and ambassadors, doesn't this imply that someone in the incoming administration discussed "a cabinet post or ambassadorship" with Blago? Because, if they didn't discuss it, how could Blago know who "Obama wanted . . . for the open Senate seat" and that "they're not willing to give me anything"?
How far up does this go? If Blago rolls and pleads out, this could shake things up in a big way.
In fact, it could result in real "change".