Dave Weigel blogged (blagged?) the federal indictment of Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D-Ill.) for, among other things, thinking about selling the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Barack Obama. Given that the moth-to-a-TV-camera prosecutor in the case is Patrick Fitzgerald (he of Plamegate infamy), it's worth waiting to see what sticks to Gov. Blago's Spandex hair before convicting the guy of anything more than being a run-of-the-mill jackass pol (more on that in a second).
What cracks me up in this so far is the way the MSM (M*M?) has to transcribe the foul-mouthed Land of Lincolnoid because, you know, we've got protect adults from foul language as if they were 12-year-olds stumbling through the streets of San Andreas or Liberty City.
From an ABC News account:
"I've got this thing and it's f***ing golden, and, uh, uh, I'm just not giving it up for f***in' nothing..." [said Blagojevich].
Told by two other advisers he has to "suck it up" for two years, the FBI says it heard Blagojevich complain he has to give this "motherf***er [the president-elect] his senator. F*** him. For nothing? F*** him."
The governor is heard saying he will pick another candidate "before I just give f***ing [Senate Candidate l] a f***ing Senate seat and I don't get anything."
Ironically given the charges of corruption, among the relatively legal but totally f***headed things Blago was known for nationally was his campaign against the video game Grand Theft Auto and other fictional depictions of official corruption. As he told CBS News, "There are hidden dangers in these games." And in the Illinois statehouse, too.