I knew this cover would come in handy one of these days. I didn’t expect it would be so soon.

After all the denials, it seems that

As Gov. Rod Blagojevich was trying to pick Illinois’ next U.S. senator, businessmen with ties to both the governor and U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. discussed raising at least $1 million for Blagojevich’s campaign as a way to encourage him to pick Jackson for the job, the Tribune has learned.

Oh, well. As his father, Rev Jackson said

“Politics is a contact sport. Only those on the sidelines have clean uniforms,” he said.

I had saved this quote at the time thinking of the many players in that very, very dirty Chicago game.

Now, will anyone mention Jesse Jackson Jr was Obama’s campaign national chairman?

What was it that Obama was saying? “No one associated with my campaign approached Blagojevich re: senate seat”? or something like that. Is campaign cairman associated with the campaign?

Update

Ironical headline: “JJJ – I want my name back”

Funny thing jesse, you never had a name of your own, you used your father’s to coast on his accomplishments. And now, to use your fatherΒ  vernacular, your uniform is soiled. Funnier still, how Google plays a role in this

“When it’s over, I want every to know that I want my name back. … I’m fighting now for my character, and I’m also fighting for my life,” he said. “This is about my children being able to Google their name in five years and there be nothing there associated with them that suggests anything wrong.