Jeweler Offers Sterling Senate Seat Replica Charm

 - Jan 1, 2009
References: pjstar
Blagojevich isn’t the only person selling U.S. Senate seats. Brad Pettet learned from Illinois Governor Blagojevich that selling Senate seats has potential to be very lucrative, so the jeweler whipped up some Blagojevich Senate Seat charms and is asking for "donations" to the Al Pettet Retirement Fund (which is his pocket.)

The charms are 3/4 inch replicas of actual Senate seats. Blagojevich tried to sell one senate seat, now Pettet would like to sell thousands. They come in sterling, gold, even platinum. $35 to $175 and up depending on market prices. Pettet is philosophical about Blagojevich.

"After I crossed into Illinois a few days ago, recurring signs mounted to overpasses every few miles stated something to the effect of, ‘Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich Welcomes You to Illinois.’ At that point, I sighed, took a sip of something that was either warm soda or cold coffee, and said, ‘Goodbye Rod.’"

But since, every scandal has a silver lining - literally in this case, Pettet is going for the gold. I’m sure he’s hoping that Blagojevich has more than his 15 minutes of fame.