celebrity: presented without comment
Former/Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich:
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.
From TIME magazine, the quote is from an interview for the February edition of Esquire. According to TIME, the White House–also–refused to comment.
Perhaps the nicest thing I could say about this is, “Maintaining your minor–and dubious–celebrity status: ur doin it wrong!”