Monday, December 15, 2008

Blago Pretty Much as Obsessed with His Hair as We Thought



The NY Times has a funny article today about how Rod Blagojevich is basically crazy. The best part is, of course, about his hair:

[...] 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.


And his staff tried –they tried!– to enact some hairdo moderation:

Behind the scenes, though, members of Mr. Blagojevich’s staff saw a different man: one who was deeply concerned about his appearance (particularly his signature black hair, which he ignored suggestions to change) and who usually worked from his home or his North Side campaign office and could often be seen, mid- or late-morning, making a six-mile run trailed by his security team.


And this is why all those hair jokes over the last week are totally justified.

20 comments:

FranIAm said...

That brush.

Oh.
My.
God.

The football, oh yeah. That is rich.

cranberryzero said...

With all that thick, dark hair, he might have really turned some heads if he grew it out really long like, native american style. even with his weird beady little eyes that are too close together, he might have made people's sexiest governors ever list with that.

the football helmet look though just makes him look like a stereotype of a used car salesman.

Osgon said...

Maybe the prison officials will donate his hair to Locks of Love after they shave it all off.

Lulu Maude said...

Wow--imagine being so protective of a 70s 'do like that.

While I was pondering analogies the other day, I came across an old photo of Mike Curb, record producer, in his wretched youth.

Bingo!

The Mike Curb of today doesn't even wear that bubble.

Illinoisian said...

Brilliant, Princess. Do you have an embiggened version of that for posterity?
It was ever so nice of Mr. Fitzpatrick to bring these charges so that the rest of the country could see what a looney we have for a governor.

rptrcub said...

Seeing Blago's hair makes me want to go kidnap him and take clippers to shave his head.

Londo Mollari said...

He likes to jog the wrong way on one-way streets, I almost ran him down twice! He's always followed by this humungus state trooper on a bicycle, they look like The Master and The Blaster in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome...

Anonymous said...

Well, "football" is an apt analogy. That hair is clearly a weapon.

BigAssBelle said...

i am, frankly, stunned. here i thought the hair was the result of his having a lot of frizz, which he'd blow every morning into a manageable smooth ~ but bouffant ~ 'do.

but he likes it. he likes it? i am near speechless. and carries a brush around? crimifuckinitly, this man! he's just . . . i don't know. he's really something. that is all.

Jollity said...

Obviously very, very anxious about going bald (if it's not a syrup, I suspect hair plug surgery). Reminds me of what my friend told me about the straight boys at his gym who can't stop fiddling with their hair, getting up off their machines or whatever to make sure their spikes haven't flopped. Gay boys don't have all the priss any more!

Anonymous said...

I must be the only one on the planet who thought this was just an awful toupé. You mean that stuff is REAL?

Kevin said...

It must be a Serbian thing with the hair. Slob Milosovic and Rod Blagojovich with the toup-like nests. Makes me wonder what other Serb men have the big hair?

Jollity said...

Anonymous, the people who think that hairstyle grew on his head naturally are in the clear minority. Even Stevie Wonder can see that wasn't Mother Nature's doing.

Anonymous said...

That hair is real...and has been inherited by the oldest daughter. If you are one to believe the rumors, also inherited by a lovechild in Springfield. Evidence against the lovechild: he has hardly (teeheehee) ever been there as Governor.

Princess, we in Illinois are proud to help you out by providing this hot mess.

Ms. A said...

Oh yeah, public corruption always has been one of the things that makes me laugh so much.

Even this much venality is not enough to make the whole thing amusing to me yet. Too fresh.

Christopher said...

Oh Ms. A. Are you from California, by chance? Always getting huffy when Parliamentary procedure isn't followed at the Library board meeting!

Maybe it's because I was raised in Illinois --but corruption absolutely doesn't phase me. I find it endearing. Kinda think life would be both less amusing and a heck of a lot more boring without it.

I mean, what else can you do but laugh about this?

imissamerica said...

Princess Sparkle Pony, you really unearth the most dandy things sometimes!
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pissed off patricia said...

When you look at him think of Fred Flintstone. They have the same do.

samael7 said...

There's an old picture out there today of Blago with Nixon. Blago wasn't all that bad to look at, in his halcyon days prior that blow-dried squirrel taking up residence on his head.

His hair even had something of a curl to it. Natural or 70's perm? Inquiring minds want to know!

lebecka said...

Natural curl of course, samael7. That's what those brushes are for, to tame the uncontrollable locks of the heavy hair endowed.