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Monday, June 28, 2010


This guy, Rod Blagojevich is increasing being revealed as someone extremely fixated on race. He's entertaining - I'll give him that - but during Monday's testimony of Blago's former chief of staff, John Harris, tapes revealed that Blago considered appointing Oprah Winfrey to the senate seat vacated by Obama after the 2008 election, not because she was qualified but because of how Blagojevich could leverage such a pick to his advantage.

Harris seemed rather apoplectic at Blago's outlandishness based on the transcript. Via the Chicago Sun-Tmes:
"That's crazy," his top aide John Harris is heard responding.

"That's where you're wrong," the then-governor says. "She's a king-maker. She made Obama. ... She's up there so high that no one can assail this pick. This would be huge."
Blago's fixation on skin color didn't stop there. In fact, he placed a unique order at the feet of Harris a little later in the conversation:
Blagojevich at one point suggests Harris find various African American candidates.

"Maybe a black Albert Einstein," Blagojevich said.
All of this focus on black candidates had the jurors shaking their heads and smiling in embarrassment but Blago wasn't done.
Blagojevich at another point begins discussing Jesse Jackson Jr., referring to the U.S. Congressman as an "uber-African American."

At that, an African American juror laughs quietly and has to put a hand over her mouth to suppress laughter. A juror beside her flashes a knowing smile.
Not being familiar with the word, "uber", I had to go to the Urban dictionary for a proper definition. It is as follows:
(1) german word for "above" or "over" (correct spelling "über")
(2) Became popular in the american language through its occurence in a phrase of the old nazi-time german anthem, re-used by punk bands ("california über alles")
(3) Is now used as a substitute for "really" or "very" etc.
However, Rod wasn't done. In fact, he got even more colorful in the taped recording when Harris suggested he appoint his former secretary, who happened to be black as well:
When Harris suggests former staffer and former U.S. Sen. candidate Cheryle Jackson should be in the mix, Blagojevich goes berserk.

"She's so f------ incompetent and a f------ liar," he says. "There's no f------ way. ... She bounced a check, forget about it. Don't put her in there."
Be sure to check back here for updates. I will post a link to the actual audio recording once it is made available.

h/t to Free Republic

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