Jesse Jackson Jr. is and has been negotiating a plea deal with fed prosecutors that will send him to jail, among other things. According to CBS Chicago (via Drudge):
The tentative deal includes:
–Jackson resigning for health reasons.
–His pleading guilty to charges involving misuse of campaign funds.
–The congressman’s repayment of any contributions that were converted to personal use, such as home furnishings, improper travel or gifts.
At least some jail time would appear to be inevitable for Jackson….
Yet the Chicago/Illinois machine kept this guy on the ballot. Of course, they didn’t lknow anything about all this. Now, according to CBS, there will be a “special election” to replace him. Oh, well, Illinois is rolling in dough these days. Who cares if they have to spend another wad to hold a new election to replace the one that should have never taken place in the first place.
Do you think that they really could keep this a secret from Obama? Because if they did, then he’s going to be pissed, and heads will roll. What do you think?