|January 10th, 2009|
"Rod Blagojevich Is Secretary Of Steak (Fajitas)"by Taco Werewolf
18"x24" acrylic painting on Masonite
Illinois Governor, Rod Blagojevich, has captured the heart of a nation with his recent arrest and impeachment proceedings. Blagojevich was arrested after offering the Tribune Co., owners of the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field, state assistance in buying Wrigley Field in exchange for them firing a few Chicago Tribune reporters who had been critical of the governor. What followed was the media exposure of an ongoing federal investigation in which Blagojevich had been accused of many acts of corruption, including trying to sell President-Elect Obama's senate seat! It is this act and the media circus that followed in which Blagojevich endlessly entertained reporters and journalists with hilarious press conferences that have earned him this special piece of "Fan Art" in my "Obama Taco Underwear" series.
Blagojevich has, indeed, been relieved of his office of governor but not before he appointed Roland Burress to replace Obama in the senate and not before he was able to make his case against being convicted of criminal charges on nearly every cable news show on TV. I personally don't want to label a man guilty until he has had a fair trial and I know that when the laws give one man the power to appoint a senator you are just inviting corruption, especially in a city like Chicago and the state of Illinois with its history of governors who have fell on the wrong side of the law. You almost can't blame Rod Blagojevich for trying to get something in return for Obama's senate seat and it was even said that he wanted a cabinet position in the Obama administration. Since Hillary Clinton has already filled the vacancy for Secretary of STATE, it seems only logical that Rod Blagojevich be appointed Secretary of STEAK--- STEAK FAJITAS, that is! It is the least sort of honor he should be given for being such a humorous and entertaining part of the holiday season news cycle when there wasn't a whole lot of other things going on.
This little painting just tries to capture things in my own mind which seem to be the essence of the short-lived "Blago" national news eruption. I've put some emphasis of his retro hair-do and documented his alleged desire to emulate Elvis Presley. He appears in his jogging suit the way he did in alot of his interviews on TV. Blago has the distinction of being the first person to appear in one of my paintings with his underwear on OUTSIDE of his clothes as a statement of his trying to prove his own innocence through the media before his case even goes to court.
Rod Blagojevich Wears "Tightie-Whities" Outside Of His Jogging Pants To Express His Innocence
Rod Blagojevich Does Elvis Impersonations To Influence Potential Jurors
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The Celebration Of Latino Influence In A New Great American Iconography
Rod Blagojevich As A Symbol Of America's Indictment Upon Itself
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