Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Savor the Schadenfreude: Jesse Jackson Jr. Claim Blago Shook Him Down

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Jesse Jackson Jr, was a rat for the government against Blagojevich for quite awhile according to published reports. The fact that he would break the code of omerta in Chicago is stunning but not nearly as stunning as this:

In addition, two sources close to Jackson told CNN that, in 2002, Blagojevich -- then running for governor of Illinois -- solicited a $25,000 campaign donation from Jackson, which he did not get.

At the time, Jackson's wife, Sandi, was a candidate for the job of director of the state's Lottery Commission, a post she did not win, the sources said.

After Blagojevich took office, in early 2003, he told Jackson something to the effect of, "You see what $25,000 would have done?" the sources said.

In 2006, Jackson reported the incident, which he believed to have been an attempt at a shakedown, the sources said.
Um, Junior? Your old man made shaking down people an art form. He'd play the race card and promise to bring them bad press if they didn't play along with him--the ultimate shakedown.

I find it quite ironic that JJJ was on the shakee end and not the shaker.

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