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Blago totally just messing with us now

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Also: Always. In a lengthy profile in which we learned that Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich plays the media circus game for the cash money to help raise his kids and not the fame oh but maybe also the fame, the national oddity told Esquire, “I’m blacker than Barack Obama. I shined shoes. I grew up in a five-room apartment. My father had a little laundromat in a black community not far from where we lived…. I saw it all growing up.” This is certainly an odd, though possibly brilliant way to publicize the crazy to come on season 3 of NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice, in which he will be a contestant.

He does not seem blacker than Obama in this image. Help! What am I missing?