Airline ad pokes fun at Blagojevich
Spirit Airlines’ latest quirky marketing campaign takes a swing at convicted former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
The promotion on the deep-discount airline’s website features a photo of a big-haired Blagojevich look-alike whose clothes turn into an orange prison jumpsuit before vertical bars close over the image.
“We got these fares and they’re f-ing golden,” the title says.
“We are guilty of selling seats but we don’t expect to serve time,” the sale page reads.
Blagojevich was convicted Monday of 17 of 20 corruption charges relating to his attempt to peddle President Obama’s U.S. Senate seat after the 2008 presidential election. A federal grand jury indicted Blagojevich in April 2009.