Blagojevich Is Still In Business
But then it occurred to me that Blagojevich is so tainted that his appointment power becomes hugely potent in reverse. Perhaps he would be well served by naming one of his enemies to the seat -- even if they decline it immediately, the mere fact of having been nominated could ruin their careers. What's more, since this tarnishing power is "[expletive] golden," we'd expect he'd "just not giv[e] it up for [expletive] nothing." He could ask people how much they'd bribe him to not nominate them to the Senate.