Welcome back to Slate’s weekly caption contest. All we’re going to say about this photo is that this was taken on Wednesday. Post your captions—20 words or fewer—in the comments section.
The winner: Ian Morris
“Don't cry for me, Illinoi-ois.”
Runners-up: Conrad Goehausen, ssisyphus1, Marge Plasmier, and Mona Logarb
“Pull my finger!”
The actual caption: CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 07: Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich (L) greets supporters outside his home after returning from his sentencing hearing December 7, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison after being found guilty of 18 charges in two trials including trying to sell President Obama’s vacated senate seat. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Happy Constitution Day!
Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.