Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich just entered a federal prison in Colorado after what sounds like a very disappointing lunch at a "50's-style restaurant" outside Denver, during which he couldn't finish his double patty melt with fries. Blagojevich flew from Chicago to Denver on Thursday, stopping to eat at the Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers in Littleton, Colorado, before checking into the nearby Federal Correctional Institution Englewood. Thursday's the first day of the 14-year sentence he's serving for trying to sell President Barack Obama's Illinois Senate seat after the 2008 election, so it's understandable his mind was not on his food. Plus, the portions there are apparently pretty big.
Blagojevich said his final, public goodbye on Wednesday night when he called a press conference to say "I'm leaving with a heavy heart, a clear conscience and I have high, high hopes for the future." But aside from his lack of appetite, he didn't show that heaviness at his final meal as a free man, which he shared with three other people, not including his wife, Patti. "I think it's kind of surreal to him, but he seems in good spirits," Freddy's owner Brian Pyle told the Associated Press.
[Freddy's burger photo via Nels Lindahl / Flickr]