I guess I shouldn’t talk since I live in a liberal cesspool, Nueva York, but I’ve at least been blessed not to live in Illinois or, God forbid, in the murder capital of the nation, Chicago.
I admit that until recently I knew next to jacksquat about the son of the “Reverend” Jesse Jackson. Mostly I knew he was the son of Jesse Jackson Senior and shares his daddy’s name, which is reason enough to doubt his honesty and integrity.
Whether he truly shares his daddy’s character, Jesse Senior’s penchant for sexual shenanigans, his shakedown skills, his proven hypocrisy, and his facile prevarications, has yet to be determined but nuts usually don’t fall far from the tree.
The elder Jesse is known for many things. Witness to MLK’s assassination, he cashed on that quirk of history by launching a life as agitator and extortionist to help fund his RainbowPUSH (People United to Save/Serve Humanity) Coalition and he has been very successful at it.
He made abortive runs for the Democratic nomination for president in 1984 and 1988, garnering “impressive . . . surprising” totals of 450 and 1000 delegates, respectively. However, whether those numbers were truly impressive and surprising is debatable given the racial makeup of the Democrats delegate base.
After frequent denials, he finally fessed up in 1998 to conceiving a “love child” with staffer Karin Stanford in 1996 while serving as Bill Clinton’s “spiritual advisor” in the wake of the Monica Lewinsky scandal. RainbowPUSH paid her off: (http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9800E1DF153CF933A15752C0A9679C8B63)
The irony of Jesse Jackson Senior serving as a spiritual advisor to anyone is beyond precious.
Undeterred, he went into temporary seclusion and returned to his “ministry” some time later. No word on whether his wife of 46 years, Jacqueline, shared his retreat.
He most recently was seen weeping at Barack Hussein Obama’s post-election festivities in Grant Park, Chicago, tears shed either for his earlier failures to win the presidency, for Obama’s “transformational” election, or for both.
Prior to that, his reference to nuts made in front of an open mic during the campaign justly earned him more notoriety. His wish to castrate the presidential nominee, articulated in gutter language, (cutting Barack’s nuts off), which was very irreverent for a “reverend,” resulted in no Secret Service investigation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g57ORgDUgYs.
Apparently, the Secret Service cut Jesse Senior some slack since Jesse was just being Jesse and since leaders of the black community, unlike whites, are afforded a governmental dispensation for such threats.
Junior hasn’t been heard speaking as graphically on or off mic. But who really knows about Jesse Junior? Perhaps he’s less into neutering his opponents?
He definitely is into denying responsibility when it comes to preserving his butt: http://news.aol.com/article/jackson-jr-says-he-isnt-target-of-probe/272316?icid=200100397×1214590553×1200984482
Born in South Carolina, Junior attended LeMans [Military] Academy, an elite Catholic boarding school for boys in Chicago and the college preparatory St. Albans School for boys in D.C. He received his B.S. degree from the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, an M.A. from the Chicago Theological Seminary and his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law.
He has represented Chicago’s 2nd CD in Congress, a 40% white district, since 1995, after replacing convicted child molester and child pornography aficionado, Mel Reynolds.
A busy beaver and a decorous congressman, while in office he has found time to co-author three books, two with Jesse Senior, and is considered an arch liberal on most issues.
Married to the politically-well-connected Sandi Jackson, a native Chicagoan, Junior has been in the news of late because of l’affair Blagojevich concerning the enterprising governor of Illinois who sought to sell Obama’s United States Senate seat to the highest bidder.
All we “know” at this juncture is that Junior was one of five aspirants for that seat, that he denies offering money or any other remuneration to Governor Blago, that said governor and his wife have foul mouths and greedy mitts, that Obama never even spoke to Blago about his successor, and that Illinois politics is as dirty as Chicago stockyards.
We can only wait and see how all this plays out. With federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald in charge of the investigation and Obama confidante and money man Tony Rezko blabbing from prison, Jesse Jackson Junior and Barack Obama may be experiencing severe angina over the next few months.
Maybe Obama should call on his Secretary of State-designate’s hubby to learn how best to deal with Blago alerts as well as Rezko alerts and maybe Junior had better hope Governor Blagojevich and Tony meet the same fate as Jim McDougal of Whitewater fame.
Can anyone say, President Joseph Biden?