In a touching story bound to replace ‘A Christmas Story’ in our collective heart, some guy in Chicago painted a portrait of Rod Blagojevic assuming the position before checking into a federal correctional institute.
The only shame is that he’s not doing one of Cheney checking into confinement at the Hague.
From the Chicago Tribune (talk about a bunch of guys in the newsroom saying ‘Bend over, Governor!’):
“I was stunned when I found out what that criminal complaint [outlined],” Elliott said as he examined the painting in his Old Town studio. “Hopefully, someone is going to find this irreverent.”
Irreverent hardly begins to describe it. The scene imagines Blagojevich handcuffed and wearing an orange jumpsuit pulled down to his knees.
Among the onlookers is a guard, with a look of grim determination, pulling on a rubber glove.
The painting, which is taking Elliott a little over a week to finish, is titled: “The Cavity Search.”
Bet the artist is channeling the late Mike Royko.