Skip to comments.Red cape drawing bids during Jackson Jr. auction (guitar pulled)
Posted on 09/19/2013 2:35:54 AM PDT by Libloather
CHICAGO -- A showy red cape and an autographed Michael Jackson poster drew the most interest from potential buyers as a government auction of around a dozen personal items forfeited by prison-bound ex-congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. got underway Tuesday.
The red cashmere cape drew the most attention in the hours just after bidding began early Tuesday. By evening, it registered 39 bids pushing the initial asking price from around $300 to $965. Court documents say Jackson purchased it with campaign funds for $1,500 from an Edwards Lowell Furs store.
After a sluggish start, bidding surged during the day for a framed poster dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album and signed by the pop star himself. By Tuesday evening, there were 45 bids for it, with the highest bidder willing to part with $1,560 for the pleasure of owning it.
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Is JJ Jr. in Prison yet?? What about his wife??
Did this cape have a big “N” within a diamond on it?
Queer Eye for the Felon Guy.
A red cape. On a grown man. On an elected representative. That is so ridiculous it is funny.
Hey! Be nice. Pimps got to stay warm too!
2 & 1/2 years in prison isn’t nearly enough time for a dirtbag like Jesse Jackson Jr. All the power and prestige of being a U.S. senator was handed it him on a silver platter, and he didn’t even have to earn it. The Chicago machine just gave it to him. And instead of using it to help his constituents, he used it to loot the treasury and powder his nose. And when he got caught, he fell apart and had to go hide in rehab. What a degenerate.