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Charges against Jackson
belie his pledge to service

Chicago Tribune, by John Chase, Jeff Coen & Bridget Doyle

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Posted By:StormCnter, 2/17/2013 5:45:34 AM

Jesse Jackson Jr.´s final act as a public official was to send a Thanksgiving eve resignation letter to the speaker of the House in which he declared that "for 17 years I have given 100 percent of my time, energy and life to public service." But federal prosecutors unveiled an image of Jackson as less a public servant and more a politician interested in surrounding himself with treasures. A gold-plated Rolex. Furs and cashmere capes. Memorabilia from the likes of Michael Jackson, Bruce Lee and Martin Luther King Jr. Luxuries out of the reach of the many people

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Maybe he learned at his father´s knee. Have we ever found out what Jesse Jackson, Sr., lives on?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pineledger, 2/17/2013 6:10:37 AM     (No. 9181033)

Rolex does not make "gold plated" watches

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Reply 2 - Posted by: varkdriver, 2/17/2013 6:20:43 AM     (No. 9181040)

#1, I believe the gold-plated model is made by ´Rorex´. I may have bought one or two on the street in Itaewon in Seoul!

JJ Jr was jus´ livin´ large, rollin´ deep!! Much like the athletes on the ESPN ´30 for 30´ special entitled ´Broke´. How to lose a fortune in no time. Of course, Illinois politicians seem to travel from the State House to the Big House in Joliet regularly. Say Hi to Jake and Elwood for me! "We´re puttin´ the band back together, man..."

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Reply 3 - Posted by: uno, 2/17/2013 6:46:30 AM     (No. 9181058)

Tripple J (cuzin of Poppin J) probably took the Rolex to a brother to have it gold plated to have it match his grillz and his gold plated health care plan!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: olcap, 2/17/2013 7:10:23 AM     (No. 9181085)

"But federal prosecutors unveiled an image of Jackson as less a public servant and more a politician interested in surrounding himself with treasures."

Sounds like an image, also, of 99.999% of all the other politicians in Washington.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: provide, 2/17/2013 7:27:28 AM     (No. 9181107)

With that Budweiser franchise of Chicago, he should have a fat candy bar account in jail.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: SkyTexas, 2/17/2013 7:36:58 AM     (No. 9181130)

I can´t believe with the millions that the old man has extorted over the years he wasn´t able to teach Junior how to cover up the con. Kid must be dumb as a stump.

PS: how long until he turns up on CNN?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: rustycfc, 2/17/2013 7:37:33 AM     (No. 9181131)

he is a lib & will get a pass.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/17/2013 8:02:35 AM     (No. 9181177)

Sounds like these stupid writers are surprised at Jr.´s behavior..

I hate the term "public service". it makes it sound like these people are really sacrificing their lives but in truth,they´re making way more money than they could dream of in the private sector. i mean who would hire Shelia Jackson Lee?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: snapper451, 2/17/2013 8:07:31 AM     (No. 9181185)

His Daddy made all his money as a "shakedown" artist against big companies. Human nature to be greedy and that´s what they were. What´s the line "pigs get slaughtered...?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: dittohead, 2/17/2013 8:14:45 AM     (No. 9181195)

He probably didn´t think he needed to hide it - probably thought he could flaunt it in everyone´s face and never be held accountable. I am actually surprised it has been brought to light and he may actually have to face some consequences.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Freeloader, 2/17/2013 8:20:19 AM     (No. 9181203)

And yet the odds of the former Congressman from the "Land of Lincoln´s" 2nd District, The Honorable Jesse L. Highjackson, Jr., spending some serious "slammer time" in The Big House at Joliet or the Big Muddy River Correctional Center further downstate in Ina, were still running "slim to none" in Vegas this morning!

"The Democrat Party Card-Don´t Leave Home Without It."!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: sgtfox of the jarhead clan, 2/17/2013 8:38:47 AM     (No. 9181229)

Back in the 70´s he would have been wearing purple and yellow feathers in a silk hat and high heel pointy shoes covered with sequins. Have those gone out of style in the ghettos of Chicago ?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: tangles, 2/17/2013 9:13:32 AM     (No. 9181281)

His scared to death daddy mightta´ got rich on other people´s money, too!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: pindarjr, 2/17/2013 9:38:36 AM     (No. 9181329)

Though Jesse Jackson, Jr. and spouse have been caught with their hands in the cookie jar, let us reflect on the fact that this couple and this particular jar also represent one of the grand outcomes of the civil rights movement. As this evolving movement allowed more and more African-Americans to break into the previously denied ranks of doctors and lawyers and buinessmen, it also allowed them to express their initiative in another great American enterprise -- white-collar crime. I do not approve of the Jacksons´ criminal behavior, but I am bound to recognize and celebrate their pursuit of the American dream.







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Reply 15 - Posted by: rubberneck, 2/17/2013 9:58:50 AM     (No. 9181365)

If he wanted to live such a lavish lifestyle, he should´ve followed his daddy´s footsteps into the "ministry"!! hahahaha!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: GomerShabazz, 2/17/2013 10:55:26 AM     (No. 9181484)

Any money in the freezer?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: retiree, 2/17/2013 11:54:35 AM     (No. 9181576)

If he does get any time out of it, he will probably be in a country club type of house arrest. I bet he never sees a day in a real jail or prison.

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