Blago's wife lucky she's not on trial, too
BY MARK BROWN Sun-Times Columnist
Do you remember how former Gov. Rod Blagojevich reacted when the news media first started questioning his wife Patti's business dealings, in particular how she had collected real estate broker commissions from the sale of properties involving his political pals?
I sure do.
"Sexist," complained the governor. "Neanderthal," he roared.
How dare anyone suggest that Patti Blagojevich's financial success was anything other than the result of her own accomplishments as an independent businesswoman.
When he quickly tired of delivering this message himself, the governor sent forth his spokeswoman to forcefully play the sexism card for him, guilt-tripping any who would question what the first lady had done to earn her money.