Thursday, December 11, 2008

For Sale on Ebay: 1 U.S. Senate Seat for Illinois

Ebay listing, current bid $2,000,000 (LISTING HAS BEEN REMOVED BY EBAY).

Description: With this seat, you will be 1 of 2 people who represent the state of Illinois in the Senate. You will have great power with this. You can create laws, take money from lobbyists, or create earmarks to buy virtually anything you want, even really expensive telescopes. You can even bail out failing businesses. Use this seat to jumpstart your bid for the US presidency.

Update: Andy Roth at the Club for Growth blog estimates the value of a Senate seat at about $6 million.

5 Comments:

At 12/11/2008 12:12 PM, Anonymous poor boomer said...

This listing (290282250159) has been removed or is no longer available. Please make sure you entered the right item number.
If the listing was removed by eBay, consider it canceled. Note: Listings that have ended more than 90 days ago will no longer appear on eBay.

 
At 12/11/2008 12:51 PM, Blogger 1 said...

Well as of 11:47 AM CST there is the following on EBay: Senate Seat For Sale - It's (expletive) Golden!

Starting bid: US $9.99

End time: Dec-16-08 08:12:38 PST (4 days 22 hours)
Shipping: US $6.00
US Postal Service Priority MailĀ®
Service to United States
(more services)
Ships to: Worldwide
Item location: Phoenix, AZ, United States
History: 0 bids

Item Specifics:

Perfect Holiday gift for the person who is unhappy with $177K per year!
Senate Seat for Sale!
Just like the Governor says,
"It's Available to the Highest Bidder!"

 
At 12/11/2008 5:27 PM, Anonymous poor boomer said...

This listing (160304351151) has been removed or is no longer available. Please make sure you entered the right item number.
If the listing was removed by eBay, consider it canceled. Note: Listings that have ended more than 90 days ago will no longer appear on eBay.

 
At 12/11/2008 5:36 PM, Anonymous Lars said...

Going rate for U.S. President is north of $700 Million if you have the media behind you.

 
At 12/12/2008 10:27 AM, Anonymous Cromagnum said...

If you want to update this, Iowahawk.typepad.com has screenshots of his Ebay listing:

http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/2008/12/breaking-feds-seize-blagojevich-ebay-account.html

 

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