Reporting with Sarah Ostman
Jurors hear an irate Rod Blagojevich snap at his wife on a secretly recorded phone call.
"You're just wasting f------ time!" he yells at Patti Blagojevich as she tries looking up salary information regarding his latest idea to benefit from the U.S. Senate seat appointment.
The two had discussed the pros and cons of Change to Win -- an organization supported by organized labor. Rod Blagojevich planned to ask for a high-ranking position there in exchange for appointing Barack Obama friend Valerie Jarrett to the Senate seat.
Patti Blagojevich is Googling salary information and tells him she can't find any salaries on their Web site. Rod Blagojevich tells her not to worry about salaries "we'll negotiate that."
He goes on to say that he'll ask for a four-year contract for $1 million a year "or whatever...$750...something good."
She keeps looking and that's when he snaps.
"You're just wasting f------ time. We're making it up. We're saying this is what I want...this is the deal."
The then-Illinois governor gets really ticked at his wife and tells her she's "talking weird."
By the call's end he admits: "I gotta stop swearing."