CHICAGO - Just two days after being re-elected to Congress by his faithful 2nd CD constituents, sources close to allegedly "ill" Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr now reveal that the congressman is negotiating a plea deal deal with the feds.
The accusations have something to do with allegedly using campaign funds to remodel his Chicago home (to please his wife?) and to buy a $40k watch for a girlfriend (something like the photo to the right?). As the Sun-Times' Sneed writes:
Sneed is also told Jackson, who returned to Mayo Clinic after undergoing outpatient treatment in the seclusion of his home in Washington, D.C., is not only being investigated for allegedly using campaign funds to decorate his Washington home — but also Sneed hears he may also have used campaign funds to buy a $40,000 Rolex watch as a gift for a female friend.
An heir apparent to the beneficence and largesse of the Jackson dynasty, Jackson has been immersed in a cloud of federal scrutiny for the past three years.
And we've been led to believe all along that it was those mean, cruel, 1% Republicans that have been unfairly bigoted in their congressional query. Another huge embarrassment for Illinois fools.
Tuesday, Congressman Jackson received 181,067 votes to Republican Brian Woodworth's 67,396 and Independent Marcus Lewis' 38,733.