GLENN: 888-727-BECK, 888-727-BECK. We don't have any -- oh, hang on just a second. Garrett is on the phone from the Illinois governor's office. Hello, Garrett?
CALLER: Yes, hello, Glenn.
GLENN: How are you?
CALLER: Thank you for having me on again. I don't know what the meaning of this is.
GLENN: What do you mean you don't know the --
CALLER: It's a sad day for the people of Illinois. As you know, their governor has been targeted by the FBI.
GLENN: Wait a minute. Hang on just a second. He's not been targeted by the FBI. We have audiotapes now of the governor.
GLENN: As he's talking to the deputy governor and he said, "I'll take the Senate seat myself if they're not going to offer me anything of value. I might just take it."
CALLER: Right, yeah. And what he meant there by "Any value" of course is value to the people of Illinois. This is a man who's --
GLENN: How about this one: "Unless I get something real good for the Senate candidate, SH, I'll just send myself. You know what I'm saying?"
CALLER: Well, you misquoted him there. That's a misquote.
GLENN: In what way?
CALLER: He never said SH.
GLENN: And then he said, "I'm going to keep the Senate option for me as a real possibility. Therefore I can drive a hard bargain. You hear what I'm saying? And if I don't get satisfied with what I want, if I'm not satisfied with it, then I'll just take the Senate seat myself. It's an F'ing valuable thing. You don't just give it away for nothing."
CALLER: Well, I mean, I think that's the basis for our system of government and I know the governor understands that. I think it's -- people are trying to look into this and trying to find things and mysteriously come up with something. When you say "I want to drive a hard bargain," when you say things like, "It's a valuable thing and you don't want to give it away for nothing," what you're saying there, of course, I think that's what people are trying to --
CALLER: I'm sorry?
GLENN: What were you saying?
CALLER: You know, just, I was talking about the quote from the governor.
GLENN: But I missed part of what you were just saying.
CALLER: Oh, well, when you're talking about driving a hard bargain, you're talking about a value and you're not giving it away for nothing. It's important to note that what the governor meant... (mumbling).
GLENN: I'm sorry. I --
CALLER: It's clear the people of Illinois don't know that.
GLENN: Hang on. When he said that he has to have guarantees even though he understands it can't be in writing.
CALLER: Right, yeah. This is --
GLENN: When he's talking about getting ambassadorship.
CALLER: John McCain, were you a John McCain voter? You probably were, and you might not under --
GLENN: I think I did, yes.
CALLER: See, this is the thing. You probably don't understand the Internet. Nowadays most people e-mail things. It's not writing anymore. People don't write things down like in --
GLENN: Oh, is that what he is?
CALLER: So he was just talking.
GLENN: Well, what did he mean then when he said "The trick is how you can induct indirectly a negotiation for the Senate seat."
CALLER: The trick? The trick is actually very simple when you are talking about indirectly negotiating something. When you are talking specifically about indirectly negotiating something, you have to make sure that you're talking... (mumbling).
GLENN: I'm sorry, you're breaking up.
CALLER: (Mumbling). And I think that's exactly what the governor --
GLENN: See, I just think you are talking into the mouthpiece closely. I don't think you are actually saying anything.
CALLER: I'm sorry. You are not coming through clearly. I'm on a land line here. So I could be having interference.
GLENN: When he said -- wait a minute. A land line is usually cleaner. When he said, "It's got to be good stuff for the people of Illinois and good stuff for me."
CALLER: Yes. Well, of course, he's a person in Illinois. So anything that benefits the people in Illinois would also benefit him.
GLENN: May I ask, is he a pretty arrogant guy? It seems to me in looking at the I believe 97 pages of transcripts that are just out today, he seems like he talked to an awful lot of people about this.
CALLER: He did. He believed in the open and honest office because, you know, as you know, Glenn, and you've covered this before, it's "We the people" who really employ our politicians, and he wanted to make sure he was open and honest with apparently every frickin' last one of them about what he was trying to do. Apparently. Yeah.
GLENN: Right. When he said that he wanted a cabinet position and preferably the secretary of energy because "That's the one that makes the most money," what do you think he meant by -- what do you think he meant by that?
CALLER: Well... he... meant... that...
GLENN: How about, what did he mean when he said, "I've got this thing," meaning the Senate seat, "I've got this thing and it's F'ing golden and I'm not giving it up for F'ing nothing. I'm not going to do it. I can always use it. It can parachute me there."
CALLER: Well, I'm looking at the transcripts and I don't see that. I believe the quote was --
GLENN: It's on Page 59.
CALLER: I believe the quote was "I can parachute me there." So I mean, your facts are off. We can believe anything you are going to say.
GLENN: It's unbelievable. All right, thank you, Garrett. I appreciate it.
CALLER: Let me just get one more thing out to your listeners and I think it's important that they understand that it's not -- what you're going to read in the papers isn't true. The real truth of the matter is... (mumbling).
GLENN: All right, thank you very much.