February 7, 2013

"Significant jail time" for Jesse Jackson, Jr.?

That's what they say is in the plea deal.

20 comments:

Scott M said...

"Significant jail time" for Jesse Jackson, Jr.?

Just what the hell is it about Illinois that has so many of their pols going to jail or otherwise in hot water?

MadisonMan said...

Didn't one of the ex-Govs just get out of jail?

Maybe there's some Conservation of Illinois Politicians in Jail Law that has to be maintained.

chrisnavin.com said...

Chicago politics is a particularly corrupt system of patronage. Been that way for a long time.

Imagine trying to be honest there.

Mitchell the Bat said...

I'm curious to know what one gets in return for a $40,000 Rolex watch.

Probably more than a sammich, is my guess.

LarsPorsena said...

He'll just be replaced by another corrupt pol. Illinois like New Jersey has a deep bench of this type of political animal. Worst of all, the populace loves them.

madAsHell said...

I thought a plea bargain was meant to avoid significant jail time.

What about that mental exhaustion holiday that he suffered last year? I'll guess that he was busy tainting evidence, and stuffing his pockets.

Hagar said...

Now, if they can do something about Sr. ...

Paul Zrimsek said...

I'd sentence him to 5 years as the face of the Democratic Party. But of course there's no way to make it stick.

southcentralpa said...

I'll take FPC Montgomery in the pool, please ...

(federal prison camp, for those who want to look it up on Wikipedia)

edutcher said...

Too bad there isn't a family suite available.

Fritz said...

"Just what the hell is it about Illinois that has so many of their pols going to jail or otherwise in hot water?"

Maybe they should just send Illinois pols to prison before they serve; just to save time.

Peter said...

Jesse Jaxtortionist might have to do some "significant jail time"? Whatta shame.

President-Mom-Jeans said...

Big deal. Much like rappers, some jail time will only enhance his street credibility and future political viability.

See Marion "Bitch set me up" Barry.

Rusty said...

Scott M said...
"Significant jail time" for Jesse Jackson, Jr.?

Just what the hell is it about Illinois that has so many of their pols going to jail or otherwise in hot water?

Most corrupt city in the country.
His wife isn't any better, but they have kids so she won't be doing any time.

William said...

I'll believe it when I see it. If it does actually happen, my cynicism meter will need recalibration.....It's a good thing for democracry and all of us when crooked pols with the right connections end up in jai.

Colonel Angus said...

Just what the hell is it about Illinois that has so many of their pols going to jail or otherwise in hot water?

Tradition. I have an uncle who is a life long Illinois resident and talks about the corruption as if it was a point of pride rather than shame.

Crunchy Frog said...

Oooh, better be careful, wouldn't want too see little Jesse-wessie off himself over the prospect of 6 months in a Club Fed.

Scott said...

I think he should share a cell with his father..

Scott said...

I think he should share a cell with his father..

TMink said...

Have you heard his father "speak" lately? He is incomprehensible. I am not a fan, and find victim "theology" reprehensible, but I find myself with more than a touch of sadness that Jesse Jackson can no longer make a comprehensible sentence.

Trey