I’m at my parents’ house in the Chicago suburbs, and 90% of what’s on the news and talk radio is Blagojevich. Since it’s local news, I learned something I hadn’t known otherwise: Blagojevich is a resident of Ravenswood Manor.
Anyone else feel a connection here? Another ruler of another Ravenswood, selling his sister for financial and political gain… I especially like the way that, as I was fact-checking my memories of the plot differences between the book and the opera, Literary Encyclopedia describes how Ashton took the property by “dubious legal means.”
I’m holding my breath that at the next poetry reading, he recites Sir Walter Scott.