Obama wanted the vacant Chicago Senate seat, correction, Illinois Senate seat to go to Valerie Jarrett. Blago wanted an appointment to the President’s cabinet. Blago thought they had a deal. Obama says – what deal, I never talked to Blago. The question is, whom should you believe, the Chicago politician or the other Chicago politician.
Blago could have settled for a reasonable fee from Jessie Jackson Jr. However, he thought he had a better deal but it did not pan out. There are many disappointments in the life of a politician.