Your Commander wants to draw your attention to a statement rendered by Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) that once the House Ethics Committee fully investigates the long-standing charges against him he will be vindicated. Attached is a brief article that appeared in the Sunday edition of The Chicago Sun-Times with the details.
With little action taking place in the sentencing of convicted ex-Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich (D), along with the secret prison location of convicted political fund-raiser Tony Rezko, it is logical to wonder why Tony has also yet to be sentenced.
The House Ethics Committee has been investigating allegations that Cong. Jesse Jackson Jr. was attempting to buy President Obama’s former Senate seat from ex-Governor Blagojevich. Months have passed without any definitive action. All three of these cases carry a typical stench of Chicago-style politics.
Now Gov. Blagojevich’s brother Robert has apparently volunteered to talk to the Ethics Committee, and that has to be bad news for young Jesse. With Jesse Jr.’s latest comment that he will be vindicated, I am reminded of the old Shakespearean quote……”THE LADY DOTH PROTEST TOO MUCH.”
Certainly you get my point. Based upon history and the way things happen in Chicago and within the inept House Ethics Committee I suspect that Jesse Jr. will ultimately get a pass. Just consider what would happen in the racially divided communities of Chicago if Jesse Jr. were actually held accountable for his deeds. The Democrat Party certainly wants to keep the lid on the situation until after the coming general election.
I still suspect there is a correlation between the much delayed sentencing of Blagojevich and Rezko. Jesse Jr’s. situation only adds to the intrigue and questions of influence that goes all the way to the White House.