Behind every great man . . .
In a complaint released Tuesday, prosecutors say the 52-year-old Blagojevich plotted to sell President-elect Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat. In the criminal complaint against him, his 43-year-old wife emerges in recorded phone conversations as a scheming woman who tried to punish those who got in her way.
According to the complaint, Patti Blagojevich was the voice in the background spewing an ugly suggestion to "just fire" some newspaper editors if the Tribune Co. hoped for state assistance to sell Wrigley Field, the storied home of the Chicago Cubs.
"Hold up that (expletive) Cubs (expletive)," she says as her husband is talking on the telephone. "(Expletive) them."
I have known me some schemin' wimmen in my day and, believe me, it's better when they're on your side than agin you. Out, out, damned spot! In this case, I'm not sure if he has the wife he deserves or she has the husband she deserves. Little bit of both, probably.