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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Separated at Birth? Disgraced Illinois Gov and Distinguished Berkeley Prof

Posted By on Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 5:59 AM

Is it just us or does busted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich ...

look quite a bit like respected U.C. Berkley astronomy professor Alex Filippenko?

One helped SF Weekly with some calculations -- and the other is just calculating. One has a Ph.D, the other one was busted by the FBI. One looks at the stars -- the other is looking at some serious jail time.

Or maybe it's just the hair?

-- Joe Eskenazi
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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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