December 16th, 2008

Jobs For Spouses

AP is reporting that our governor purposely withheld a state job from the wife of Jesse Jackson Jr.:
Blagojevich went out of his way to say, 'You know I was considering your wife for the lottery job and the $25,000 you didn't give me? That's why she's not getting the job.'
Oh no,
that sounds so
quid pro quo!

"Quid pro quo" is just "this for that" in the dead language of a fallen empire. But it remains important!

Because if you're governor and you just happen to give a job to a contributor's wife, that's one thing.

But if you give her a job in return for her husband's campaign contributions, that's another.

It's all about intent.
Was the hiring meant
as reward for money sent?