Airline ad spins off Blagojevich conviction

June 29, 2011

The Associated Press

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Spirit Airlines pokes fun at Blagojevich conviction in new ads.

It didn't take long for someone to try to profit from Rod Blagojevich's conviction for trying to profit from his decisions as Illinois governor.

Low-budget carrier Spirit Airlines has an advertisement on its website touting "f-ing golden" low fares. 

That refers to allegations jurors convicted Blagojevich of Monday - that he tried to sell President Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat.

FBI recordings captured Blagojevich saying his ability to name Obama's successor was "f---ing golden" and that he wouldn't appoint someone for nothing. 

The website commercial features a man with thick black hair similar to Blagojevich's trademark hair. It adds, "We are guilty of selling seats, but don't expect this sale to serve much time." 

The Miramar, Fla.-based airline includes flights to the Caribbean and Latin America.