Lady Blago Needs a Job
By Prescott Carlson in News on Jan 22, 2009 6:49PM
Anyone looking to hire a foul-mouthed wife of a twice-impeached governor who clouts her way into jobs she's not qualified for and is under federal scrutiny for her real estate dealings? Then Patti Blagojevich wants to hear from you (no phone calls, please).
Yes, Lady Blago has found herself out of work again. Just 5 months after taking a fundraiser job with the Chicago Christian Industrial League, the homeless agency has decided to fire Blagojevich by exercising the termination clause in her contract. While the CCIL won't disclose the reasons for their decision, we don't think it takes an active imagination to come up with the answer. But besides the obvious, maybe the agency wasn't getting a good return on their $100k-a-year investment -- at a time they certainly can't afford it. After all, Blagojevich isn't exactly known for being a superstar in the work world -- earlier last year she took the unlikely job as an investment banker at North Star Investment Management, where she failed to make a single sale in her 3 months with the firm. North Star executive Peter Cantos admitted to hiring Blagojevich solely for her touted political connections, saying, "it would have been great for us to get one of the state pension funds." And it's fairly clear she didn't have to beat down doors to find real estate clients for her home-based River Realty firm.
Gov. Blagojevich's spokesman Lucio Guerrero said in a statement that "the first lady is saddened by the [CCIL] board's decision. She wishes her colleagues well in these financially trying times."