|Mel in happier times, you know, before the sexual assault and bank fraud convictions|
Somehow the resignation last week of Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. slipped right past my eagle eyes. J3 has been missing in action on Capitol Hill since taking medical leave on June 10, 2012. At the time he cited "exhaustion" as the cause. In August, reports surfaced that Jackson was in fact being treated for bipolar disorder.
|Looks like the 99.9% was in|
charge on this day.
I'm sure the October 12, 2012 announcement by federal prosecutors that they were conducting a criminal investigation of J3 for financial improprieties involving Congressional (taxpayer) funds had NOTHING to do with his resignation. He probably just needs more free time to update his 1999 book..It's About the Money, How You Can Get Out of Debt, Build Wealth, and Achieve Your Financial Dreams. The tome's original edition is 288 pages. The 2012 update is 1 page long. "Get elected to Congress and steal money from the American taxpayer. The End." But I digress.
J3's resignation surely brought hope to the voters of Illinois's blighted 2nd Congressional District. Perhaps finally, a person of character, honor, and integrity would represent them in Washington D.C. Uh, not so much.
|Mel "Nobody's Perfect" Reynolds|
In April of 1997, while in prison on those sex charges, Reynolds was convicted of 15 counts of various and assorted bank and securities fraud. So he is quite a swell fellow.
While his announcing his plan to run for the vacant office, Reynolds was asked about his criminal history. His response was very heartfelt and touching....and I quote....."The fact of the matter is, nobody's perfect.". Indeed Mel, indeed.
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