The House Ethics Committee has voted to look into allegations against Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., although the secretive panel has not decided to move ahead with a full-blown probe into whether the Illinois Democrat improperly tried to get appointed to the Senate seat vacated by now President Barack Obama.
Reps. Jo Bonner (R-Ala.) and Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.), announced the decision to take up the Jackson matter on Tuesday. The Ethics panel had been deferring the Jackson case while the Justice Department prosecuted former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D). Blagojevich was convicted in June on 17 corruption counts, including trying to "sell" Obama's Senate seat for political and personal gain. He has yet to be sentenced in that case.If you want my opinion, it would be comically fitting if Jackson got in trouble for trying to buy Barack's Senate seat. It was Shakesperian the way he betrayed his own father to pimp Barack. (If you've forgotten, an open mike caught Rev. Jesse Jackson saying that Barack had no balls. When that got out, there was shock an indignation and Jesse Jr. basically disowned his father.)
So I think it would be great if that happened.
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