Ticket Replay: Impeached Blagojevich still has full head of hair -- and new shampoo in his image
As the holidays unfold, The Ticket's thoughts turn to a little undeserved time off. So we're re-publishing some of our favorite or most-read items from 2009. This item originally appeared on May 14.
Lolly Bowean of the Chicago Tribune put it this way: Say what you will about disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, but you can't say he has thin hair.
The former governor of Illinois was indicted for trying to sell Barack Obama's Senate seat. Then he tried to become a reality TV star, something about eating worms in Costa Rica.
Now the Chicago pol has a new distinction: a shampoo named in his honor.
Scandals come and go. Corruption trials, impeachment hearings, media swarms, hey, life's a roller coaster. But hair, rich thick hair, that's a major asset, political and personal.
"I woke up in the middle of the night with the idea," said Dennis Fath, owner of Delta Laboratories Inc. "He does have a nice head of hair, and [I thought] it would be funny to have something named after him because of his hair."
The new products, called Blago It's Bleep'n Golden volumizing shampoo and conditioner, were born.
It can be purchased at, you guessed it, www.blagohair.com.
Which only confirms the old saw that in America (fill in your favorite axiom here).
-- Johanna Neuman
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