Since the day of his Dec. 9, 2008 arrest, the most infamous quote from Rod Blagojevich was what he said about the U.S. Senate seat appointment: "It's f------ golden."
Today, jurors heard Blagojevich speak those words on a Nov.5, morning conversation with Doug Scofield, his onetime campaign communications chief.
"UN Ambassador, I'd take that," Blagojevich is heard saying on the call.
"I mean, I've got this thing and it's f------ golden and I'm not just giving it up for f------nothing," Blagojevich is heard saying.
Prosecutor Reid Schar asks: "What do you understand him to want?"
"He wants an appointment from the president," Scofield answers.