Blago Goes to the Dogs for Halloween

Costume contest includes governor's likeness

Monday, Oct 26, 2009  |  Updated 11:33 AM CDT
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Blagojevich Goes to the Dogs

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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has become a dog costume. What can be next?

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The Blago dogs are barking this Halloween.

It seems the Illinois governor-turned-media-hound has become a popular character for the four-legged set this year.

At the sixth annual Halloween for Dog costume contest, sponsored by luxury pet boutique Tails in the City, man showed up with his best friend dressed as federally-indicted former governor Rod Blagojevich.

One such pooch had a ball and chain attached to his leg. The hair, loud bark and need for attention were not part of said costume.

Others donned the Blago toupee-esque head of hair lampooned by the likes of Saturday Night Live and quite possibly very soon, Donald Trump when the Rodster appears on Celebrity Apprentice

Add the pet costume to the Blag-o-lantern you can make this year and the human version of the haunted governor.

With only 8 percent of pet owners dressing their animals for Halloween, according to an Associated Press poll, it appears some of them are looking for as much attention as Blagojevich himself.

The money raised from the animal contest went to PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving) Chicago, the city's largest non-profit, no-kill humane organization.

There no allegations that the Blago dog tried any pay-to-play schemes to win the competition.
 

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