Blago Book Points Fingers


In "The Governor," Blagojevich writes that Emanuel wanted his help in arranging to leave the Obama administration after two years to reclaim his seat in Congress.

Blagojevich says Emanuel spoke with him about appointing a "placeholder" to the congressional seat Emanuel was giving up so that he could win it back in 2010 and continue his efforts to become speaker some day.

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan also isn't talking about what Blagojevich said was his plan to appoint her to the Senate seat Roland Burris eventually got.

In "The Governor," Blagojevich writes that the night before his arrest in December, he had launched a plan to appoint Madigan. He wanted to do it to cut a deal on pet projects with her father -- powerful Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.

The projects included a statewide construction program and health care expansion.

Blagojevich contends U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald stopped him from doing "a lot of good for a lot of people."

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