Monday, February 18, 2013

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his hubris on steroids

(Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was charged with misusing hundreds of thousands of campaign dollars for personal use.)
Another argument for public financing of federal/state elections.
Jackson Jr.’s action on the money smacks of hubris on steriods.
And his wife is also caught in the web.
Jackson’s personal use stuff included a $43,350 gold-plated men’s Rolex watch.
Jackson can try to hide behind a claim of bi-polar mental illness, but this Rolex stuff is more likely case of hubris, arrogant stupidity.
His plea bargaining may produce a suspended sentence, community service and full restitution of the money.
His father has been a productive civil rights leader for decades, but there has also been previous investigations of money spent by his Rainbow Coalition.
Hubris may be in the family DNA.

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