Updated 01/02/09 - transcript is A hoax. I'm leaving it but adding this disclaimer.
I received this from a very reliable source. Interesting reading.
THIS IS THE TRANSCRIPT BETWEEN EMANUEL AND
BLOGOJEVICH THAT FITZGERALD HAS ON TAPE.
Beware. There is lots of profanity. But it will
make you feel good.
Here is the transcript:
FBI File #9536B
Wiretap on line 312-XXX-XXXX -- November 10th,2008
12:42 PM Eastern Time
RAHM EMANUEL: This is Rahm.
ROD BLAGOJEVICH: Hey Rahm, yeah it's Rod.
EMANUEL: Uh-huh. What's going on governor, I'm busy.
BLAGO: Well, it's about that Senate appointment...
EMANUEL: We already gave you the list of people
BLAGO: Yeah, I been looking the list over.
Interesting names. Good people. How's the transition
EMANUEL: It's going fine, governor. Are you
calling to fucking tell me anything, or what, cause I--
BLAGO: No no, I'm just wondering if you
have all your picks already made. I heard something about
Dashle for HHS--
EMANUEL: I'm not gonna discuss ongoing
deliberations, gov, you know that.
BLAGO: Hey, come on Rahm, let's not act
like I'm a stranger here.
EMANUEL: Did I call you a stranger? If I
thought you were a stranger, you think I'd be
interrupting my important fucking business to take this
goddam fucking phone call?
BLAGO: Hey you don't have to get curt with
EMANUEL: This isn't me being curt, Gov,
this is me being fucking busy. Now what did you call about?
BLAGO: I'm just feeling you out, seeing if
Valerie [Jarret] still wants that Senate seat, just
wondering what kind of priority that is for the
EMANUEL: Actually, it's not a priority.
Valerie's had second thoughts about the job.
BLAGO: What, she doesn't want it anymore?
EMANUEL: She's having second thoughts. You
want more details, you ask her.
BLAGO: She won't take my calls.
EMANUEL: Big fucking surprise.
BLAGO: What's that supposed to mean?
EMANUEL: Um, I don't know, what's it
supposed to mean governor? A.) You're a fucking crook.
B.) You're a fucking asshole. C.) All of the above.
BLAGO: I'm clean Rahm, you know this. You
think that fucking Fitzgerald would being twiddling his
fucking thumbs if he had shit to go on?
EMANUEL: I gotta go, Gov. You appoint who you
want, we don't really give a shit.
BLAGO: What if I appoint Valerie, what if she
EMANUEL: What do you want me to say? We'd
appreciate it, I'm not gonna fucking kiss your ring over
BLAGO: "Appreciate it"? Come on, this
is a senate seat we're talking about. It's worth a
fuck of a lot more than appreciation.
EMANUEL: You asked us for a list, we gave you a
fucking list, you want to make your own list then make your
own fucking list. [Raising voice] But if you're asking
for anything else from me, or Barack, or Valerie, then you
can fucking stop talking right now Rod.
BLAGO: Wait a sec there Rahm. Wait just a
fucking minute. Who are you to talk to me like that? I
fucking made you.
EMANUEL: You made me? You made me? Tell me
you're fucking joking.
BLAGO: No no no, you listen to me shit-face.
You see this list I got, the names motherfucking Obama
fucking wants for the Senate. I just ripped it in two. How
you like that? Oops, Harris just dropped it in the shredder.
HARRIS (muffled): Yes sir?
BLAGO: Did you just drop that list in the
[Whirring, shredder noise]
HARRIS (muffled): I did.
EMANUEL: Do you have me on fucking
BLAGO: It's in the shredder, Rahm. The list
is bye bye.
EMANUEL: Hold on a sec -- you got me on fucking
speakerphone? Who the fuck do you think I am?
BLAGO: Who are you Rahm? Who are you?
You're shit, you hear me? Don't come back to Chicago
Rahm, it's not your town any more.
EMANUEL: Pick up the phone Rod.
BLAGO: I'll put someone in the senate who
will fucking fuck you. I might even put myself in there, how
you like that Rahm? How you gonna explain that to fucking
Barack, every time he's gotta call me up for my fucking
vote. He'd have to take my calls then, wouldn't he?
EMANUEL: [Screaming] I said pick up the FUCKING
BLAGO: [Picks up phone, speakerphone off] I got
your attention now, didn't I?
EMANUEL: Shut the fuck up and listen to me for
one second Rod. And I want you to listen carefully, because
this is the last time I'm ever going to talk to you. You
are fucking dead to me. You been fucking dead to Barack
since '06, now you're dead to me. Know what that
means? That means you're dead to my people in Chicago,
Daley on down, and all these friends you think you have
aren't gonna touch you with a ten foot fucking pole.
BLAGO: Oh now you're the fucking Godfather?
EMANUEL: No fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you.
BLAGO: Fuck you!
EMANUEL: Listen up asshole. The shit's
gonna hit the fan, maybe tomorrow, maybe next month, and
when Fitz finally brings down the hammer it's gonna be
my name that's going through your head. You won't
know the hows or the fucking whys, but it's gonna have
my fucking fingerprints all over it. Have a great life
BLAGO: Hey fuck--
End of conversation
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