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Jackson Jr. shielding wife
Sun-Times [Chicago. IL], by Lynn Sweet

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 11/24/2012 11:34:32 AM

It looks like former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), who resigned Wednesday, is trying to take any potential heat off of his wife, Ald. Sandi Jackson (7th) — who is also his campaign manager. I’m told that Sandi Jackson has hired her own legal representation as her husband’s lawyers try to work out a deal in the ongoing federal probe of his campaign finances. It doesn’t take too much reading between the lines of Jackson’s resignation letter — unusually poignant — that he is telling the feds to blame him — and leave his wife out of it.

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She has been drawing a $5K/month ´salary´ as his ´campaign manager´ for years on end.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lydwho, 11/24/2012 11:38:59 AM     (No. 9031862)

I say lock up the whole family starting with JJ Sr!!!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: hotcorner, 11/24/2012 11:42:20 AM     (No. 9031866)

Disability, pensions amounting to $5 million and they will get off from jail time in some deal, somehow? Still getting congressional pay, she getting campaign pay? What schmucks Chicagoans are to put up with this?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 11/24/2012 11:49:51 AM     (No. 9031878)

Yeah. Make a deal, Jess Jr. If all else fails, just call the prosecutor a racist. It works every time!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Calico Al, 11/24/2012 11:51:38 AM     (No. 9031881)

Donnatella and Associates? What do they Donna Wanna tell?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 11/24/2012 11:54:31 AM     (No. 9031886)

Ever since this ´´scandal´´ broke, I wondered at how deeply Sandi might be involved. Part of the financial issue is that a lot of money was redirected from the campaign to a house remodel. And I couldn´t imagine JJII choosing draperies or granite countertops. IMHO, Sandi is in the thick of it.

´´Where´s all the money coming from Jesse?´´
´´Don´t worry about it honey lamb. I´ve got it covered´´.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TXknitter, 11/24/2012 12:01:06 PM     (No. 9031896)

And....gee, our intrepid House Ethics Committee? Crickets.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 11/24/2012 12:01:09 PM     (No. 9031897)

Isn´t that special? Hiring family members to pilfer your "war chest" built up from shake-down money from big business.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: dr.lakerman, 11/24/2012 12:02:23 PM     (No. 9031898)

Lynn Sweet! What a gal! An unusually poignant resignation letter? What does that mean??
And if Jr. had her on his campaign committee payroll, I would bet that there were others on that payroll.


Blacks may have been shut out of politics for a long time, but many of them know how to milk the political system quite well, hey?
Clyburn of S.C. has a family public relations firm. He makes out quite well, probably better than jackson jr.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: southron, 11/24/2012 12:09:01 PM     (No. 9031905)

We cannot blame Jackson or his wife - their problems were obviously caused by white racism.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 11/24/2012 12:39:10 PM     (No. 9031954)

lynn sweet. Do you suppose she´d call the resignation letter "poignant" if this was a GOP matter? Oh, sorry, that is a really dumb question. For any GOP member of Congress 1 percent as crooked as jackson would already be in prison for a long haul. But jackson is a black democrat. Therefore he will skate on prison and keep the millions he stole.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Sanspeur, 11/24/2012 1:00:57 PM     (No. 9031987)

What a chivalrous grifter...still trolling for the female vote.....

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Reply 12 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 11/24/2012 1:30:09 PM     (No. 9032021)

JJ, Jr.: Part of Nancy Pelosi´s swamp.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: glcinpdx, 11/24/2012 2:38:20 PM     (No. 9032101)

Why doesn´t he just use the "Reparations" defense....he just took it upon himself to pay his wife Reparations, since the obviously Racist White Republicans in congress would never support payment for past since of Whitey...

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Reply 14 - Posted by: leftcoastmom, 11/24/2012 3:40:03 PM     (No. 9032156)

I am sick to death of black politicians getting away with everything because they are black and especially because white politicians are afraid of being called racist. Where are you ethics panels? I don´t care what color or what party you are from. All crooks should be in jail, no pension, no anything. Grow some people.....throw the bums out..all of them.

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