Every now and then, a news story will come along and remind us that South Florida did not invent the phenomenon of public corruption. In Chicago they've been doing it longer and better than anyone else. Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is the latest example for his breathtakingly audacious scheme to shake down the president-elect -- demanding cash consideration for a favored appointment to the open U.S. Senate seat. And when Obama's people didn't go for it, Blagojevich said, "Fuck them."
Now he's fucked.
The juiciest part of the transcript here.