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November 21, 2012

Jesse Jackson, Jr. To Resign Within the Hour


Jackson had planned on a press conference to announce his resignation but was not able to bring himself to speak about it because of his illness, the source said.

The announcement comes after mounting pressure faced by Jackson as federal investigators appeared to widen their ongoing investigation into the congressman’s activities.

Jackson offered to raise up to $6 million to buy Obama's abandoned senate seat in 2008 from Rod Blagojevic.

Oh, Jesse Jackson Jr. just won his re-election bid despite conducting it 1) under investigation and 2) under sedation and 3) under observation. So Chicago voters have that going for them.

Remember in Miller's Crossing, when the Italian boss wants the Mayor to appoint his twin cousins, who speak no English, to a high political position (which they'll apparently share, as twins)? And first the Mayor balks but then Tom yells at him a little and he goes along with it?

Yeah, that's Jesse Jackson Jr., that's Chicago. Mob town, Machine town.

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