By Abdon M. Pallasch, reporting with Natasha Korecki
Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is citing all the historical precedent on his mind when he sought an ambassadorship or a non-profit post in exchange for appointing President Obama's close friend Valerie Jarrett to Obama's senate seat:
President Ford offered Ronald Reagan two cabinet positions and an ambassadorship not to run, Blagojevich said.
Dwight Eisenhower offered Earl Warren a seat on the U.S Supreme Court in exchange for his support...
The jury is not hearing any of this -- this is Blagojevich seeking Judge Zagel's permission to make this argument to the jury