Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Fed wiretaps show IL guv candidate Pritzker sought appointment from Blago

Blogger at the state line
J.B. Pritzker is too stupid to be governor of Illinois. It was widely assumed in 2008 that then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich was under federal investigation which made the idea that his telephone conversations were under surveillance not far-fetched.

Pritzker, a scion of the family that owns the Hyatt hotel chain, is running for governor of the troubles state of Illinois as a Democrat.

From the Chicago Tribune:
J.B. Pritzker, a billionaire businessman with political ambitions, told Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich he was "really not that interested" in the U.S. Senate seat the governor was dealing in late 2008.

Instead, Pritzker offered his own idea: Would Blagojevich make him Illinois treasurer?

"Ooh, interesting," Blagojevich said during a November 2008 phone call with Pritzker. "Let's think about that. You interested in that?"

"Yeah," Pritzker answered, "that's the one I would want."
Blago of course was later convicted of attempting to sell that Senate seat.

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ILL-inois Democrat billionaire guv candidate buys property next to his mansion, lets it deteriorate, then claims tax break

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