Tasked with appointing a successor to President-elect Barack Obama's Senate seat, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich couldn't have cared less about which candidate Obama preferred. Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald claims as part of his federal charges against the governor: Blagojevich "said he knows that the President-elect wants Senate Candidate 1 for the Senate seat but 'they're not willing to give me anything except appreciation. Fuck them.'" Blagojevich is accused of effectively auctioning off Obama's Senate seat in exchange for donations to a political action committee.