Governor's Gift List: Wine From Schwarzenegger, Books And Spoons From Convicted Felons

12/11/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Chicago Sun-Times

When you're governor, people give you all sorts of things. An Al Franken book. An Abe Lincoln Christmas ornament. A sterling silver spoon.

And that's just from givers who've been convicted of federal crimes or are under federal indictment.

Blagojevich has been given hundreds of gifts since taking office in 2003 -- from politicians, lobbyists, self-published authors, unknown musicians, foreign dignitaries and since-convicted felons.

His office's gift log stretches 56 pages, detailing $16,475 worth of goodies -- most of which accumulate in his downtown Chicago office at the Thompson Center.

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