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AHeneen
01-21-2009, 09:37 PM
Homeless Agency Fires Illinois First Lady From $100K Job
Patti Blagojevich isn't accused of wrongdoing, but prosecutors say a recorded telephone call captured her expletive-laced suggestion to "just fire" newspaper editors if the Tribune Co. wanted state assistance to sell Wrigley Field.

AP
Wednesday, January 21, 2009

CHICAGO -- A Chicago homeless agency has fired Illinois' first lady from her $100,000-a-year job as its chief fundraiser.

The Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times reported Wednesday on their Web sites that the Chicago Christian Industrial League exercised a termination clause of Patti Blagojevich's contract Tuesday.

Interim Executive Director Mary Shaver told the papers she can't discuss personnel issues.
The organization hired Blagojevich last year. Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested in December in a federal fraud and bribery case.

Patti Blagojevich isn't accused of wrongdoing, but prosecutors say a recorded telephone call captured her expletive-laced suggestion to "just fire" newspaper editors if the Tribune Co. wanted state assistance to sell Wrigley Field.

Fox News (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/01/21/homeless-agency-fires-illinois-lady-k-job/)

AHeneen
01-21-2009, 09:39 PM
Homeless agency...$100k/year...must be a liberal-filled city. Oh wait, it said Chicago!...silly me. Still, though, that's utterly disgusting.

PoliCon
01-21-2009, 09:54 PM
You have to LOVE the great jobs that politicians unqualified wives get in Illinois. :rolleyes:

megimoo
01-21-2009, 10:00 PM
You have to LOVE the great jobs that politicians unqualified wives get in Illinois. :rolleyes:Did they print Blogo's statement when she was notified ?

PoliCon
01-21-2009, 10:15 PM
Did they print Blogo's statement when she was notified ?

I'm sure it would be very interesting - I guess now that he's been busted and has impeachment hanging over his head - they don't have to continue their kickback . . .:rolleyes:

lacarnut
01-21-2009, 10:33 PM
Belogo is getting the financial squeeze put on him. I look for him to crack under all this pressure hanging over his head.

Sonnabend
01-22-2009, 06:07 AM
Try 300k.

Not 100.

$300,000.00 a year.

GOP Congress
01-24-2009, 01:31 AM
What happens in Illinois, stays in Illinois. I"m SO GLAD that there brand of politicking doesn't evolve to national politics.

Oh, wait...

Celtic Rose
01-24-2009, 02:01 AM
Try 300k.

Not 100.

$300,000.00 a year.

I believe that Michelle Obama's job was worth $300,000 a year.

This the first lady of Illinois, the wife of Gov. (ex Gov.?) Blagojavich. Her job "helping the homeless" is apparently worth $100,000.

PoliCon
01-24-2009, 08:50 AM
I believe that Michelle Obama's job was worth $300,000 a year.

This the first lady of Illinois, the wife of Gov. (ex Gov.?) Blagojavich. Her job "helping the homeless" is apparently worth $100,000.
I guess I should tell my church that they are under paying me . . . . I do it for free . . . .