posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 06:47 AM
Chicago. I can only shake my head.
JJ Jr was facing arrest on corruption charges and illegal use of campaign funds. Last week he checked himself into the Mayo Clininc. He is Bi-Polar. I
hope he gets any help he needs.
Any chance his offer of a plea deal is tied to tuesdays results?
The thing that really hit me about this article was this:
The Chicago congressman coasted to victory in Tuesday's election, keeping a seat he first won in a special election in 1995. Jackson won re-election
despite having virtually no presence on the campaign trail. A robo-call to constituents describing his recent health troubles and thanking supporters
for their "patience, your prayers … during this difficult time" appears to be the only evidence of Jackson's campaigning at all.
He has been absent from his congressional duties since this past summer. He last voted in the chamber on June 8 and has missed every one of the 225
Jackson first came under a cloud of controversy in December 2008 when his name surfaced in the investigation of then Gov. Rod Blagojevich's scheme to
peddle the Senate seat of president-elect Barack Obama. A House ethics probe into Jackson's activities was triggered but halted at the request of the
Justice Department, which was conducting its own investigation.
Blago was convicted. JJ Jr was under investigation but the DOJ stopped it and did their own "investigation". We all know how well those internal DOJ
I have to ask, is there really any hope left for America?
+EDIT - Link
edit on 9-11-2012 by 200Plus because: (no