I haven’t written much about the trial of Rod Blagojevich. Court proceedings bore me, and we always learn far too much about the alleged offender than we ever wanted to know.
A $5,000 Oxxford suit, $1,400 spent on Geneva Custom Shirts, $63 in Hanro underwear and $214 in ties — and it was all bought in a matter of days.
The Blagojevich household spent more on fine clothing than on their mortgage, child care, travel or private schools in the years that Rod Blagojevich served as governor, testimony at his trial today showed.
Jurors in the ex-governor’s trial were shown credit card bill after credit card bill where Rod Blagojevich dropped hundreds of dollars at a time on ties at Saks Fifth Avenue and thousands of dollars on high-end, custom Oxxford suits, not to mention pricey Allen Edmonds footwear.
The grand total from 2002-2008: more than $400,000 on clothes.
Several thousand dollars was spent in November of 2003 on Maximilian Furs.
The line of the day belongs to Blago’s brother, Rob:
On his way out of court, Rod’s brother, Robert, who is also on trial, stopped and smiled.
“For the record, I buy my ties on sale,” he said.
That does it for me. In addition to other categories, I am now filing the Trial of Rod Blagojevich under “Entertainment.”