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February 08, 2012

Jesse Jackson Jr. -- Having a Campaign Donor Buy Plane Tickets For My Mistress Not A "Personal Benefit"

I didn't think the congressman could be any more of a pathetic joke than his faux-minister daddy -- but I guess I was wrong.

The House Ethics Committee could be probing a second allegation that Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) broke House rules, according to the Chicago lawmaker.

Jackson, speaking before the Chicago Tribuneís editorial board on Monday, vehemently denied any wrongdoing, saying that a campaign donorís purchase of a plane ticket for a woman he had an extramarital affair with, though at his behest, did not break the chamberís rules.

ď[It was] not a personal benefit to me, I don't believe, under the House rules. A benefit to the person for whom he bought the ticket. He didn't buy tickets for me. Did I direct him? I did," said Jackson, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Now let me get this straight -- getting a big donor to fly a woman to you so you could get laid doesn't constitute a personal benefit? Are you freakin' kidding me? Apply the laugh test to this one to see if it passes muster.





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Wait a minute. This is a real ethics violation unlike the non-ethics violation that Gingrich is still being blamed for. This one actually involves a real violation as opposed to a politically trumped up charge by fellow congressmen who are playing king of the hill. Thus it will go no where. The purpose of the ethics committee is to use politics to destroy your enemies not to actually root out corruption.

|| Posted by GoneWithTheWind, February 8, 2012 10:45 AM ||

8G0v31 LOUIS VUITTON PURSES LOUIS VUITTON PURSES

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