Jessie Jackson Jr's New Fight

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Jessie Jackson Jr recently announced that he wanted his name back once this whole thing is all over.  This will be the second time he has had to fight for his own reputation because of issues with another person.

Jackson has done a remarkable job separating himself from the failings of his father.  It's a shame that he will now how to try to do that again with the Blagojevich scandal.

I've been trying to hold back comment until more facts came out, but one glaring factor leads to me to chime in now.

Why haven't we heard the names of the other candidates?

When the bombshell about Jackson was dropped, I sat back and waited patiently for more facts and more names to drop before commenting.  Yet, the trail has pretty much turned completely cold.  Why is Jackson being singled out here?  I think we know the answer, but I throw it out there anyway.

Jackson is being unfairly singled out right now.  Thus far, he has not been accused of any wrong doing but he is still having to fight for his name.

Some have suggested that he should have waited before commenting.  I'm not sure about that.  I really think it was a lose lose situation for him.   I think the negative press would have just been worse had he waited to comment.  The instant his name was "leaked," he was pretty much screwed.

Hopefully, Jackson Jr will not be found guilty of anything and will be able to restore his reputation.  At this point, its unfortunate that his reputation has been hurt at all.

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Wordless Wednesday

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

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Will Blagojevich "Stand Tall?"

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

All my fellow Wire fans should recognize the concept.

As soon as the Breaking News blotter popped up about corruption in IL, you knew it was going to somehow end up on Obama's doorstep whether he was connected or not.  Thankfully, Blagojevich pretty much told Obama to fuck off.   Obama will still have to answer questions, but should come out clean in this.

But, you also know that Blagojevich wasn't alone.    This guy was even trying to get his wife a gig.  Who knows how many other people he has gotten bogus jobs?  Just how many people were connected in all this and how high up does the corruption go?  Will Rod stand tall and go down alone or pull down everyone else involved?

This is really just the tip of the iceberg.  Pay for play is not a new concept, but Rod was pretty bold with his.  He really seemed to think he could do whatever he wanted.  That basically he means he's been doing this for so long that he really felt like he couldn't be stopped.  

Again, this is just the tip of the iceberg.

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Is Money Really Worth It? Blagojevich Goes Down

I've been following the news about IL Gov. Rod Blagojevich today and amongst all the pundits weighing in, that has been the biggest question on my mind.

Is money really worth it?

I have no access to Blagojevich's finances, but its hard for me to believe that the Governor was in any way struggling to make ends meet. So why do this? Greed? Power? All of the above?

Even a cynic like me was taken aback by the sheer gall of this man. The governor did not want to give this “motherfucker Obama his senator. Fuck him. For nothing? Fuck him.” I guess that comments clears up his mindset. He was a power hungry fool. I mean, who did this guy really think he was?

So now it is all going to be taken away from him and you have to wonder if it was in any way worth it. This isn't just a fall from grace. Blagojevich will live on in infamy forever.

And for how much cash? I can't imagine it was nearly enough.

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The Supreme Court Makes The Right Call

Monday, December 8, 2008

MSNBC reports that the Supreme Court will not review Obama's eligibility to serve. Needless to say, I am in full agreement with this.

If there were any valid issues about his citizenship, are there any doubts they would have come out by now?

Time for these folks to go away.

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