Progressive Alaska has managed to get our second big-time scoop in just over one week. Another secret source has obtained the tape of one of the phone conversations between President-elect Barack Obama's soon-to-be ex-Chief-of-Staff, ex-Illinois U.S. Representative Rahm Emanuel, and soon-to-be outgoing Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.
Here's our first installment:
All curse words have been redacted:
RE: What the ___'s up, you ___ing slimy ____ ?
RB: ____. ____. You ____ing wanna ____ing pay? 'Cause, otherwise, you ____ing ____ing ____ing not gonna ____ing play, you ____, ____, ____, mother____ing ____.
RE: ____!!! Who the _____ do you ____ing think you ____ing are, you sleazy, _____ing good-for-_____ing, ______ing piece of ____?
RB: I'm a ____ing, piece of _____? You ____, _____ing, _____ing, _____ing sack of _____! I'll ____ing tell you, you ____ing, ______ing, _____ - ____ing......
Anyway, it goes on like this for about 90 minutes. They never do get to the deal, unless it was somehow coded into their delightfully courteous banter.