Monday, December 15, 2008

Rod Blagojevich's hairbrush

From the real news, making the work of The Onion more difficult:

Mr. Blagojevich, 52, rarely turns up for work at his official state office in Chicago, former employees say, is unapologetically late to almost everything, and can treat employees with disdain, cursing and erupting in fury for failings as mundane as neglecting to have at hand at all times his preferred black Paul Mitchell hairbrush. He calls the brush “the football,” an allusion to the “nuclear football,” or the bomb codes never to be out of reach of a president.

Two Sides of a Troubled Governor, Sinking Deeper (New York Times)

comments: 2

Jai said...

That makes a surprising amount of sense! Mr. Blagojevich's hair rather does look as if it gets brushed with nuclear bomb codes, or a radiation scrub brush... you know, something aboard that train of thought.

A man who places such an insufferable degree of importance in hair so ridiculous is to be pitied, not trusted. I wonder if his supporters have merely been erring on the side of generosity, thanks to the pitiful image he presents of himself?

Michael Leddy said...

Finally, the rest of the country is getting a good look at that hair! Ain't it something?

As an Illinois resident, I can attest that disdain for our governor unites people of all political persuasions. Blagojevich's latest approval rating is apparently 8% — that must be through a "Family and Friends" plan.