01/10/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Patti Blagojevich: Illinois's Hardball First Lady

llinois First Lady Patti Blagojevich grew up in the home of a powerful, old-school Chicago alderman, so it's no surprise that she's well-versed in hardball politics. But excerpts from the wiretaps gathered by federal investigators in the case against her husband reveal the private Patti for the first time - when she isn't leading the charge against food allergy awareness or announcing the latest selection in her Children's Reading Club - and it isn't pretty.

It turns out she's just like Rod. Call her Public Official 1A.

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