Blago and wife spent $400k on clothes! 

One question seldom asked in the Blagojevich trial: Why?

Why would a former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, D, need to sell a Senate seat?

Possible answer: because he and his wife were spending $75,000 on clothing each year.

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his wife Patti spent more than $400,000 on clothing in the six years the governor was in office.

IRS agent Shari Schindler on Thursday testified in Blagojevich’s federal corruption trail, reading off a list of the who’s who among clothiers and retail outlets. The governor spent $205,000 on suits from Tom James Clothing/Oxxford — a custom clothing, custom suit maker…

Schindler testified that by August 2008, the Blagojevich family owed more than $90,000 in credit-card debt, as well as $220,000 on a home equity loan….Schindler said Rod and Patti’s moneymaking peaked in 2004 with salaries amounting to nearly $400,000. They never made less than $226,000—in 2008—during Blagojevich’s time as governor. Still, the first family managed to consistently spend more money than they were bringing in, leaving them with six-figure debt levels at the time of his arrest.

All that, and he couldn’t even get a decent haircut?

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David Freddoso

David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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