• Jesse Jackson Jr. Is Behind Door #5

    Who is Senate Candidate 5? That was one of the biggest questions that arose after yesterday's arrest of Illinois Governor and four-time Gary Cole lookalike contest winner Rod Blagojevich, and ABC New says we now have an answer.

    Chicago Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., is the anonymous "Senate Candidate No. 5" whose emissaries Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich reportedly offered up to $1 million to name him to the U.S. Senate, federal law enforcement sources tell ABC News.

    According to the FBI affidavit in the case, Blagojevich "stated he might be able to cut a deal with Senate Candidate 5 that provided Rod Blagojevich" with something "tangible up front."

    I, for one, think this is an outrage. Jesse Jackson Jr. is a good and honorable man who would never do anything untoward. Why, I'd stake this big sack of cash I was just given on it.


    Tags: Corruption, Illinois, Jesse Jackson Jr., Rod Blagojevich, Senate

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