Still in the bull business, huh?

July 15, 2009

Blog Guy, what is Rod Blagojevich, that former Illinois governor, doing since he left office in disgrace?

Good question. That has been a real mystery, until very recently. It appears he took one of those two-week online matador courses, bought a silly outfit, and is now working as a bullfighter in Spain. I spotted him in a photo from Pamplona.

You’re right! I mean, the governor’s smirk has been replaced by a contemptuous sneer, but I’d recognize that trademark hair ANYWHERE! What was it that first tipped you off?

Well, for starters, this bullfighter goes by the nickname of “El Gobernador.” A coincidence? I think not.

Plus, I would imagine that working in proximity to Chicago’s stockyards must look pretty good on a bullfighter job application, don’t you think?

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Former Governor Rod Blagojevich, of Illinois, in a 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

Spanish bullfighter Juan Jose Padilla adjusts his montera (hat) before a bullfight at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, July 12, 2009. REUTERS/ Susana Vera

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I am not completely sure it’s the same guy; there’s no money to be ripped off and it’s awfully difficult to pay off the presidency in bullfights, so I doubt Blagojevich could be attracted to them.

Posted by M | Report as abusive

what a worthless article, how do you get this crap posted on reuters. unbelievable.

Posted by S | Report as abusive

Well, I wouldn’t exactly call it an article…

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

Oh look, it’s one of those people who don’t understand the concept of “humor blog”. Is it that time of the month already?

Posted by Cya | Report as abusive

He could make plenty of money by making bets and then throwing the fight, though I’m not sure how many times he could let the bull gore him…

Posted by drewbie | Report as abusive

Looks as though he got a nose job to look “more Spanish”. Obviously he’s saving up winnings to come back a few years down the road and run for office as the First Hispanic

Posted by Mary K | Report as abusive

You can’t fool me. Blago actually is ghosting Oddly Enough …

Posted by slc | Report as abusive

Forget Rod Blagojevich. How about Tony Montana?

“Choo know what a hasa is, Frank? That’s a pig that don’t fly straight!”…

Posted by Bandage | Report as abusive