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December 8, 2011

"Airline offers 'slammer sale' in honor of Blagojevich sentencing"

I have been debating in my mind whether and when to blog about various press stories discussing the aftermath of Rod Blagojevich's federal sentencing yesterday (details here).  Ultimately, I just could not resist linking to this story from The Hill, which carries the headline that is the title of this post.  Here is the story:

An airline is offering passengers a sale in honor of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich being sentenced to prison.

Spirit Airlines, based in Miramar, Fla., which offers flights out of a Chicago airport, said Thursday that it was offering flights for $14, which is the number of years Blagojevich was sentenced to serve in prison for his conviction on corruption charges. 

After he was sentenced this week, Spirit said Thursday  "you don't have to live in the 'Big House' to take advantage of these fares" to among other places, Chicago.

"But hurry... You don't want to get convicted for missing this seat-selling sale!" the airline's advertisement said.

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How about a "White Zombies Happy Hour" in remembrance of all of the dead Chicago-land voters who came back to life every 4 years from 1960-2000?

Posted by: Adamakis | Dec 9, 2011 9:29:58 AM

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