I could have made a bid on Ebay, beat out the .99 cents and become Illinoi's newest senator. Then I could have asked for a bailout for the book industry ;-).
If you don't know what I'm talking about, Illinoi's governor was arrested yesterday for allegedly trying to sell Obama's soon-to-be vacated Senator seat.
According to the affidavit, in recorded phone calls at his home and campaign office, Blagojevich considered numerous ways that he might personally and politically gain from the various candidates to succeed Obama, none of whom were identified by name in the court filing.You can read the rest HERE. Anyway, someone pretending to be Bogda put the seat up for sale on Ebay for a while (screenshot above can be enlarged) and someone actually put in a .99 cent bid before it was taken down ;-). I could have won and secured a nonprofit organization created just for me (and my buddies, if you're good to me...), dammit.
One possible choice might be able to help him secure a post with the new administration as secretary of health and human services or energy; a "three-way" deal involving a union and another candidate might win him a union-leadership post; or perhaps, he could secure the high-paying helm of a nonprofit organization that could be created for him.
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