Patti Blagojebitch

From the Chicago Tribune:

Patti Blagojevich, indicted governor Rod Blagojevich’s wife, could be seen as a modern-day Lady Macbeth who plotted against her husband’s perceived enemies and backed his corrupt schemes emerged in court documents connected to the governor’s arrest Tuesday.

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Her alleged ambitions and brashness are outlined in a 76-page federal criminal complaint: She helped her husband hatch a plan to sell President-elect Barack Obama’s old U.S. Senate seat. She angled to trade her husband’s power for lucrative spots on corporate boards. And she unleashed an obscenity-filled tirade suggesting Tribune Co. ownership should “just fire” Chicago Tribune editorial writers if the company wanted the state to help it unload Wrigley Field to ease its crushing debt.

“Hold up that [expletive] Cubs [expletive],” she is quoted as saying in the background as her husband talked on the phone, authorities alleged. “[Expletive] them.”

Patricia Blagojevich, 43, has not been charged with wrongdoing.

The affidavit also alleges she participated in a two-hour conference call last month in which she, Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his aides discussed selling Obama’s seat in exchange for her placement on paid corporate boards.


The first lady, who did not attend her husband’s bail hearing Tuesday, is no stranger to rough-and-tumble politics. She grew up the oldest daughter of longtime ward boss Ald. Richard Mell (33rd), bearing witness to the ways of the Chicago Machine since grade school.

Patricia Blagojevich famously feuded with her father after Mell accused the governor of pay-to-play politics in 2005, though they briefly reconciled after her mother’s death two years ago.


The first lady’s once-lucrative real estate career suffered after her most famous client, Antoin “Tony” Rezko, was convicted on political corruption charges. A Tribune investigation revealed she earned more than $700,000 in commissions on other deals after her husband began raising money in 2000 for his first gubernatorial campaign.

Of those commissions, the Tribune found more than three-quarters came from clients with connections.


In September, she began working as a full-time fundraiser for the Chicago Christian Industrial Leagueโ€”a job she obtained after a longtime political ally of the governor talked to the director of the non-profit homeless agency.


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23 responses to “Patti Blagojebitch

  1. Ooh… Conjugal visits!

    (My God where do you find these movies?!?)

  2. hi saitia!
    oh goody! the whole gang from urantian sojourn are stopping by! ๐Ÿ˜€ (kids, click on saitia’s name and visit over there. hilarious! you know i never steer you wrong about these things!)

    i usually find most of the movies over at amazon. howevah, lately a lot of their movies are not copyable, so i am all over the place trying to find them. i don’t remember exactly how i found this one. i probably tripped over it while looking for something else. that’s how i usually find the more obscure ones.

  3. nightowl724

    Now, nonnie, as good as your poster is, you must be careful here because Patti’s daddy and siblings say Patti isn’t really like that.

    Sister, brother, dad rush to defense of Patti Blagojevich

    They seem so sincere, ya know?

  4. oh, gee, i take it all back! i had no idea she used to make her own peanut butter sandwiches. that changes everything! ๐Ÿ™„

  5. jeb

    I don’t know her and have only heard peripherally about her but I certainly questioned the judgement of any woman who wouldn’t tell her husband how ridiculous his hairstyle looked. It’s like Olbermann said the other night, “The Governor says he has nothing to hide… except what’s written on his forehead.”

  6. jeb,
    every woman loves extra storage space. i bet she has her entire summer wardrobe in his hair, as well as a few pieces of furniture.

  7. nightowl724

    nonnie. Your replies to comments… Have I told you lately how funny they are?

  8. no! tell me again, nightowl!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. nightowl724

    nonnie. Your replies to commentsโ€ฆ They are HYSTERICAL! ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. nightowl724

    PS Kudos for today’s title!

  11. Hard to believe my first impression of her was that of a bedraggled doormat.
    Her balls are actually larger than her hubby’s hairdo.

  12. Nonnie, my finacee is from Chicago and she says nothing about Windy City politics surprises her. She loves how well the city runs, but she knows better than to pay attention to how that happens. It’s like eating the best sausage in the world; you don’t want to see how it’s made.

  13. nightowl,
    if you can’t figure out some way to skew the name blagojevich, you got no business in this business (whatever this business is). ๐Ÿ˜‰

  14. karen,
    i don’t think she is a doormat. more like the muddy feet.

  15. neon vincent,
    i think that sums up chicago (and most big cities) politics perfectly. it’s sausage, and you really don’t want to know what’s in it.

  16. culturepress

    I don’t even mind the expletives and the foul-mouths–but this guy and his wife are seriously worthless pieces of $hit. And they want to do “non-profit work,” right? That’s such a crock!!!

  17. cp,
    i don’t care about the cursing either, cp. in fact, that’s the language in which i am most conversant. the blagos are a couple of grifters. they were made for each other.

  18. and i thought A.B. (after bush) we would run out of material

  19. dcAp,
    i was worried that we would run out of material after the primaries. then after the election. then after chimpy. however, idiots always seem to pop up everywhere, so we should stop worrying and just keep our eye out for the next one. and, of course, we still have princess sarah to kick around. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  20. One of these days, I’ll post the DSM-IV criteria for anti-social personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder and see if Natasha measures up. As a bonus, I’ll include whether she fits the characteristics of either of the two types of authoritarian personality. Not today, though. I’ll wait until the next time she’s on a cover.

  21. neon vincent,
    do you mean princess sarah? i wonder how she and patti would get along. i suspect not very well. they are too much alike–ambitious and without scruples. however, princess likes the spotlight, while patti does her thing behind the scenes.

  22. Yes, Natasha=Princess Sarah.

  23. that’s what i thought, but i wanted to be sure. it makes me giggle every time you call her natasha. ๐Ÿ˜†