Blagojevich Can't Not Look Guilty

Illinois guv's hair and clothes all point to one thing: crime
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 21, 2008 8:19 PM CST

(Newser) – When it comes to Rod Blagojevich, it’s a little too easy to judge a book by its cover, writes the Washington Post’s Robin Givhan. When he wears black business suits, “he evokes the image of a goodfella engaged in ‘waste management.’” And when he sports tracksuits, all that’s missing is “a large gold necklace and a pinkie ring.”

And, of course, there’s that famous head of hair. His ‘do might otherwise be considered boyish, but since we now all see Blagojevich as a power-hungry egomaniac, “that thicket of hair makes him look foppish and vain.” For Blagojevich, “looking ‘not guilty’ is a matter of rationed eye contact and choreography. Looking innocent may just be impossible.”