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Book: Jesse Jackson, Jr., Offered to Arrange a Blagojevich Pardon from Obama
The Chicago Sun Times ^ | September 10, 2012 | Natasha Korecki

Posted on 09/10/2012 10:03:19 PM PDT by PBRCat

Chicago Sun-Times reporter Natasha Korecki followed every step of Blagojevich’s downfall.

She details his demise in a new book — Only in Chicago: How the Rod Blagojevich Scandal Engulfed Illinois; Embroiled Barack Obama, Rahm Emanuel, and Jesse Jackson, Jr.; and Enthralled the Nation.

The book raises the question of whether Jesse Jackson Jr., the congressman son of the famed civil rights leader, plotted to arrange a pardon for Blagojevich from President Barack Obama.

(Excerpt) Read more at suntimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 2008electionbias; 2012electionbias; blagojevich; cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; emanuel; jackson; jessejacksonjr; jjj; jjjr; obama; obamascandals; obamatruthfile; payola; rahm; thechicagoway
The linked article is quite long. It seems to suggest that as President-elect, Obama may not have been completely forthcoming about his transition team's contacts with Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. Not surprisingly, Obama's own internal investigation exonerated the incoming President and his top aides, including Rahm Emanuel. It also makes Congressman Jackson's recent medical leave of absence look somewhat suspicious. Lastly, one wonders if the Federal prosecutors opted to ignore following up on possible leads concerning Obama while making Blagojevich the scapegoat for all of the "pay for play politics" taking place in Illinois concerning the US Senate vacancy and more. Worth reading.
1 posted on 09/10/2012 10:03:28 PM PDT by PBRCat
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To: Spunky

Bookmark for later reading.


2 posted on 09/10/2012 10:12:11 PM PDT by Spunky (Those)
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To: PBRCat; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono

Since Blago was unable to sell Obama’s Senate seat, does Barack get to keep the deposit?


3 posted on 09/10/2012 10:18:51 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The guy who was going to stop the rise of the oceans now can’t even fend off a few raindrops.)
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To: PBRCat

Looks good, will finish reading it in the AM. One thing that’s occurred to me is a recurrance of some northern straing of Arkancide, especially with JJ Jr. in a hospital where you know, sometimes meds get mixed up and all. Heck, he was just trying to carry on the family business of extortion and all...


4 posted on 09/10/2012 10:20:09 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: PBRCat

If this were the Clintons, I’d suspect JJ Jr isn’t really bipolar at all but he’s being held in captivity somewhere until he agrees never to reveal what he knows. I’m not sure the Obama goons are that clever.


5 posted on 09/10/2012 10:21:12 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: PBRCat

Long hospital stay expected.


6 posted on 09/10/2012 10:32:42 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: PBRCat

bfl...


7 posted on 09/10/2012 10:33:46 PM PDT by Helen
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To: a fool in paradise

“Since Blago was unable to sell Obama’s Senate seat, does Barack get to keep the deposit?”

Good question :)


8 posted on 09/10/2012 10:37:48 PM PDT by 1035rep (Obama: "I killed Bin Laden" ...you didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: PBRCat
And every Commiecrat in Chicago is good with this.

Blago is going to walk out on Jan 21, 2013, and Romney isn't gonna do $hit to stop it. Before you say he can't, how about the day after he's elected, he promises to indict AND JAIL AS A FLIGHT RISK, EVERY ONE INVOLVED?

It will provoke a race riot, and we can start shooting traitors...

If I'm going to be called a racist, regardless, I might as well work to earn it...

9 posted on 09/10/2012 11:03:59 PM PDT by jonascord (Hot Flash: Your "government" is no longer mine.)
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To: jonascord
“And every Commiecrat in Chicago is good with this.”

I learned during the Clinton years that many, if not most on the left only care about ‘winning’, pushing forth their personal agendas, and hurting/punishing those they resent (i.e. anyone who does better than them). They admire those on their side who can ‘get over’ on the system and not get caught. They admired that Clinton was teflon, and could have cared less if he had twenty interns he was having relations with in the White House, or if it was commonly known that he had offed someone they didn't like - as long as he didn't get caught.

10 posted on 09/11/2012 3:25:00 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: jonascord
And every Commiecrat in America is good with this.

There, fixed.

11 posted on 09/11/2012 4:36:14 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: PBRCat
We can’t raise that, Nayak said he told Jackson. It didn’t matter, Jackson told Nayak; tell Blagojevich that anyway.

The Chicago Way of doing business.

12 posted on 09/11/2012 4:55:02 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: STARWISE

You’re going to love this!!!


13 posted on 09/11/2012 5:01:50 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Timber Rattler

We can’t raise that, Nayak said he told Jackson. It didn’t matter, Jackson told Nayak; tell Blagojevich that anyway.....Dumb honkey will take whatever he can steal.


14 posted on 09/11/2012 5:08:31 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: PBRCat

I think that Jesse Jr. is in the hospital specifically so he cannot be interviewed in the run-up to the election by a reporter who may stray off the reservation. It’s a courtesy to him and his family as opposed to the other ways to quiet folks. Rod got the message the relatively easy way as well...


15 posted on 09/11/2012 5:10:55 AM PDT by cliniclinical (space for rent)
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To: OrangeHoof

he ran to the hospital knowing this book was coming out. He just might get prosecuted when his cover is voted out of office.


16 posted on 09/11/2012 5:36:51 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: PBRCat

Bipolar disorder? Or fear of a Federal indictment and being forced to testify against Osama Obama to save his *own* sorry a$$? Boys and girls,we just might have the 21st Century’s “Webb Hubbell”.


17 posted on 09/11/2012 5:42:13 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama's Reelected Imagine The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

It reminds me of the former Soviet Union were many prominent political dissidents were placed in mental institutions (those who could not be murdered outright) for disagreeing with the party.

During Jackson’s lengthy hospitalization, his Congressional office released virtually no information on his medical condition or whereabouts for weeks on end. The news about his treatment took a long time to surface in the press.


18 posted on 09/11/2012 5:59:25 AM PDT by PBRCat
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