Inflation [Dan Collins]
A transcript of a secretly recorded phone call between the brother of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich and U.S. Sen. Roland Burris was released in federal court today, a call in which Burris, then seeking the Senate seat, was recorded offering the Blagojevich campaign a campaign check.
“I know I could give him a check,” Burris said. “Myself.”
But in the same call, Burris tells Robert Blagojevich he is concerned he and Rod Blagojevich will “catch hell.”
“And if I do get appointed that means I bought it,” Burris said.
“And, and God knows number one, I, I wanna help Rod,” Burris says later in the call. “Number two, I also wanna, you know, hope I get a consideration to get that appointment.”
La Chanson de Roland: Turns out he claims he was going to give $1k, but didn’t! “Have you read it?” Dude sounds like . . . well, Nancy Pelosi.
In other news of the misbegotten, Miss California snubs whiney gossip bitch, and Allah Pundit is under the impression that Chris Matthews understands something.
Sorry to pile on the links, but Fausta has two important posts, one about the detention and release of an al-Qaeda operative in Brazil and the other about the detention and release in Venezuela of Alvaro Vargas Llosa, son of the famous novelist, which would have been a bad idea even if they hadn’t left him his cell phone.
That was then, this is (fiercely urgent) now: in 2003, Miguel Estrada’s “compelling life story” was affirmative action, according to ABC reporter now talk-show host for NPR. Time to call a talk show, I’d say.