Bruce Elliott is working on a painting of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to hang in the Old Town Ale House in Chicago next to the Sarah Palin painting he did earlier in the year. Read about it and see a picture and a video about the painting below.

Just when you thought the whole Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich scandal couldn’t get any more low brow, it does. You might remember back in September 2008 when Chicago artist Bruce Elliott did a painting of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to hang in his wife’s bar, Old Town Ale House. There was quite the uproar over that Palin painting at the time.

Now its Rod Blagojevich’s turn at the honor of being hung in the Chicago tavern. Its only right seeing as he’s from Chicago and all.

Elliott is almost finished with the Blagojevich and when it hangs next to a Sarah Palin painting it will be the second installment of what Elliott is calling his ‘governor series’. It looks like he’s done a pretty good job of getting Blogojevich’s hair right. We’ll have to wait till he finishes the painting to see how he does with the rest of the body.

Elliott says he hopes this painting will bring as much controversy as his Palin brought. It just might.

Irreverent hardly begins to describe it. The scene imagines Blagojevich handcuffed and wearing an orange jumpsuit pulled down to his knees.

Among the onlookers is a guard, with a look of grim determination, pulling on a rubber glove.

The painting, which is taking Elliott a little over a week to finish, is titled: “The Cavity Search.”

My guess is that Elliott is going to get all the controversy he wants from this painting.