Spirit Airlines, Apparently Out of Ideas, Now Using Rod Blagojevich's "F-ing Golden" Line

Miramar-based Spirit Airlines -- probably most-famously known for nickel-and-diming their customers to death -- has apparently run a little short on ideas in their marketing department, as they've decided recently-convicted Illinois politician Rod Blagojevich is their key to selling tickets.

The ad is on Spirit's website, which shows a guy who looks like Blagojevich -- weirdo hair and all -- wearing sunglasses with text above him that says: "We got these fares and they're f-ing golden."

That's a reference to a recording in which Blagojevich was talking about how he could benefit off of who he decided to appoint to President Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat.

"I've got this thing and it's fucking golden, and, uh, uh, I'm just not giving it up for fuckin' nothing," Blagojevich said in the FBI recording. "I'm not gonna do it. And, and I can always use it. I can parachute me there."

A prison jumpsuit magically appears on the Blagojevich-type character in Spirit's ad, before some iron bars flash over his face and it says: "We are guilty of selling seats, but don't expect this sale to serve much time."

Spirit Airlines' new spot is a bit contrived to say the least, and it's lacking some of that Donald Draper genius you would never really expect out of them anyway. Let's hope they don't move on to Casey Anthony when that trial ends.

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Matthew Hendley
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