Jesse Jackson Jr. Resigns, Sending a Letter Full of Howlers the Press Will Likely Let

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    Jesse Jackson Jr. Resigns, Sending a Letter Full of Howlers the Press Will Likely Let Slide​



    By: Tom Blumer
    November 21, 2012

    Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from office today. The timing of the Democratic congressman's resignation (even beyond it taking place on Thanksgiving Eve) is convenient, coming just two weeks after his reelection and prior to what in apparently an imminent indictment. The former enables Democratic Party kingpins in Chicago and its south suburbs to ensure that the seat stays with someone they like and can control (a general election situation with a preceding mini-primary might have been more problematic), while resigning before an indictment makes it likely that Jackson will be eligible for a congressional pension he might have lost had he still been in office when charged.

    We are told that Jackson is too distraught to get through a publicly spoken resignation and that he cancelled a conference call with his staff. His resignation letter (original here; Washington Post transcription here) to House Speaker John Boehner, our best potential window to his current state of mind, reveals a man who is utterly full of himself and his wonderfulness. In the process of building this monument to himself, Jackson delivered several self-evident falsehoods the press would never let a Republican in a similar position get away with making without sharp criticism. Since it's a public document, the letter follows the jump (bolds and numbered tags are mine):


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    I'm very disappointed in Jesse "Apple Doesn't Fall Far From The Tree" Jackson, Jr. At the very least I hoped his resignation letter would spell out what his slut girlfriend did for him that he felt she earned a $40,000.00 Rolex watch gift (compliments of campaign donors?).

    Oh, well. At least now he'll have more time to spend with his bastard stepbrother.
     
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    Ah, bipolar disorder: "The devil made me do it."
     
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    Jesse Jackson Jr charged with fraud...
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    Jesse Jackson Jr charged with misusing campaign funds
    15 February 2013 - Jesse Jackson Jr resigned in November after nearly 18 years in office
     

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