Sunday, December 14, 2008

Blagogate: Jackson Jr's Career is Toast

Blagojevich Fallout: US Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) is protesting his innocence just a leeeetle bit too much, we think. Jackson gave a well crafted but incomplete statement the other day, which he probably meant as a denial of any wrongdoing in connection to Blagogate. It was devoid of an actual denial, as The Bench demonstrated (see "LIAR: Jesse Jackson, Jr."). It seems we're not the only ones thinking Jackson should find other work. Take a look at the photo here. The man's sign says, in part, "What should be next for Jesse Jackson Jr.? Jail!" (Source) The man was outside of Jackson's office on Saturday. I dare anybody to call that sign racist. Jackson's name is now closer to the gutter, where his father's name has been for years. What a shame. We had such hope for him, such hope. Well, things change. RELATED: Jesse Jackson Jr.'s naivete - Kansas City Star Emanuel Had Contact With Governor’s Office on Senate Seat - New York Times