Reporting with Sarah Ostman
In an expletive-laden conference call, Rod Blagojevich is heard calling President-Elect Barack Obama a "mother f-----"
"You guys are telling me... Give this mother f-er his senator. F- him! For nothing? F- him!" an angry Blagojevich snaps.
On the call is Patti Blagojevich, lawyer Bill Quinlan and adviser Bill Knapp.
The former governor's advisers tell him if he appoints himself senator he will be "a national joke."
Blagojevich asks about corporate boards for Patti Blagojevich and ambassadorships, among other possible personal perks.
Blagojevich is told he should look at: "what can Obama do that at the end of two years makes you better able to make a living?"
Blagojevich: "We're struggling now!"
And then he goes berserk:
Blagojevich: "We're stuck... This world is passing me by and I'm stuck in this job as governor. I'm stuck."
"I should've looked the other f-ing way on the landfill." And complains that now his father-in-law Ald. Dick Mell is making money on that.