First came the #!@%¿ Blagojevich Burger at Kuma’s Corner in Chicago. It is, according to the Chicago Tribune, a 10-ounce patty topped with a thick slice of bologna and pressed between “grilled cheese sandwiches of Wonder Bread and processed American cheese.” The final touch is a dollar sign made out of yellow mustard.

But now comes the profane-free Blagojevich Burger at BGR: The Burger Joint in Bethesda. Mark Bucher, founder and co-owner of the eatery, has created his own bloated, overstuffed sandwich in honor of the embattled Illinois governor. It starts with a beef patty, on which Bucher dumps Vienna Italian roast beef, which he soaks in au jus, as well as a “big touch” of horseradish. The burger comes with a bottle of Filbert’s soda, straight from the venerable producer in Chicago.

The cost of Bucher’s novelty burger? “$100.00, $75.00, $49.99, $12.99,” Bucher e-mailed this morning before revealing the real price:

“$9.99 and a Senate Seat.”

Hey, as the real Rod Blagojevich might say: A burger like this is a fucking valuable thing. You don’t just give it away for nothing.

Image by Flickr user Mike Licht,