Friday, July 30, 2010

Like I failed

And I'm in discussions
with emissaries from him
and I'm feeling like, you know,
I'm really in a bad place.

You know
it's interesting
isn't it?

And like I fail-,
I'm a, like I failed.
I feel like I'm, like I failed.

Like I failed.

Nov. 5, 2008, Rod Blagojevich

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


I mean, something's
really fucked up
in my head

I mean, I could be
and I could sti-,
end up still maybe
delivering pizzas somewhere.

Maybe that's where my destiny is,

Nov. 5, 2008, Rod Blagojevich

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I'm so fuckin' anathema

I'm so fuckin' anathema
to these fuckin' people
over there.

maybe when Jesse looks like he's real,
I ain't so anathema either.

Dec. 4, 2008, Rod Blagojevich

Monday, July 26, 2010

Wrapped around my arms

We got, we got a lot of options here, man.

She's uh, she's pickin' Cabinet positions
and she has it in her power,
well not her power
but she has a tremendous amount of influence
on those, some of those decisions.

You agree with that?

So she's holding Health and Human Services
and I'm holding a U.S. Senate seat. Okay?
She's holding hers with two hands,
just kind'a clinging to, you know,
little pieces of it.

Me, I've got the whole thing
wrapped around my arms,

I'm willing to trade the thing I got
tightly held,
to her
for something she doesn't hold quite as tightly.

Nov. 5, 2008, Rod Blagojevich

Friday, July 23, 2010

You Russian motherfuckers

U.N. Ambassador.
I'd take that.

You Russian motherfuckers.
Can you see me?

Nov. 5, 2008, Rod Blagojevich

Thursday, July 22, 2010

My own family issues

Yeah, I can’t speak to the wife relationship.

I can’t say that,
I can’t speak to that,
I have my own situation
as you know.
My own family issues.

Okay, and Patti’s important to me, but...

Hey Patti,
if you really wanted
a U.S. senator,
you think I’d really
just do it
cause you wanted it?


But see Patti says,
right, Patti says no
I, I wouldn’t.

Maybe Obama’s more henpecked than me.

Nov. 6, 2008, Rod Blagojevich

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

These national fuckers

You know
they're all fuckin' me,
and all these
national fuckers,
fuck you.

Dec. 4, 2008, Rod Blagojevich

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

My nephew Alex

I told my nephew Alex,
he just turned 26 today.

I said Alex, you know,
I call him for his birthday
and I says it's just too bad
you're not four years older
'cause I could a given you
a U.S. Senate seat for your birthday.

You know what I mean?

I mean I, I've got this thing
and it's fucking golden.

Nov. 5, 2008, Rod Blagojevich

Monday, July 19, 2010

In that order

What’s best for us.
First and foremost.

On the legal front,
the, you know,
the personal front,
and the political front.
In that order.

Legal front,
personal front,
political front.
In that order.

Nov. 12, 2008, Rod Blagojevich

Friday, July 16, 2010

Spite haiku

I don’t want to spite them
but I almost want to send me there
to fucking spite 'em.

Nov. 12, 2008, Rod Blagojevich

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Motherfucking these phony politicians

When the full story's heard,
and my conversations on those telephones—
hundreds of hours that were secretly recorded—
are heard and people hear me
motherfucking these phony politicians
and how sickening they are,
because the people are getting screwed,
it'll correct itself.

Here's a guy who believes in the power of the simple truth,
and he doesn't care who's out to get him.

He's going to fight back, and he believes
that the strength of the truth in America
is still more powerful than all these people—
and that's what my story will be when I'm vindicated.

Don't pass judgment—
just wait to see the result.
You'll see.

Jan. 11, 2010, Esquire

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

There’s an Indian proverb or something

So, you know,
here's what I know.

Like there's an Indian proverb
or something
that says, you know,
we don't ah, own our environment,
we borrow it from the next generation,
from future generations.

Nov. 11, 2008, Rod Blagojevich

Monday, July 12, 2010

I feel like...

What do you think?

I'm a little reluctant myself
to talk to Wyma.

Between you and me I just feel like...
I just feel like, ah,
I don't know if I can,
I don't know.

I feel like...
I can't completely trust him with Rahm.

I don't know why?
Why do I feel that way?

Nov. 13, 2008, Rod Blagojevich

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Your fucking baby

I fucking busted my ass
and pissed people off
and gave your grandmother
a free fucking ride on a bus.


I gave your fucking baby
a chance to have health care.
I fought every one of those assholes
including every special interest out there,
who can make my life easier and better,
because they wanna raise taxes on you

and I won't, I,
I fight them
and keep them from doing it.

And what do I get for that?

Only thirteen percent of you all out there think
I'm doing a good job.

So fuck all of you.

Nov. 4, 2008, Rod Blagojevich