Posted on | September 21, 2010 | 81 Comments
Conveniently enough, she managed to get herself involved in a serious political news story:
Now, far be it from me to throw the first stone here.
After all, who are we to judge?
No, we musn’t be so judgmental. We must turn to the only voice of civility and reason in these troubled times.
Of course, I’m talking about Ace of Spades HQ.
UPDATE: Meet Jackson’s Republican challenger:
I am Isaac Hayes a community faith leader and candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in Illinois’ 2nd Congressional District.
I grew up in the Woodlawn community on the South Side of Chicago. Ideals of faith, hard work and liberty influenced my childhood and would become the foundation of my passion for service. My mother was a choir director, my grandmother a Sunday school teacher and my dad was both a Reverend and a United States Marine. . . .
I intend to continue my record of service to God and community as Representative of the 2nd Congressional District.
I currently reside in Park Forest with my wife of three years Latouna who shares my commitment to faith and service.
What else do we need to hear, folks?
UPDATE II: I am currently waiting for a return call from the Hayes campaign. Earlier today, Hayes issued a statement about the latest revelations about Jackson’s corruption:
Today, we have learned of new allegations concerning the involvement of Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. in the Congressional Crime of the attempted purchase a United States Senate Seat. Sadly, I am not surprised.
Mr. Jackson has refused to tell the voters of the Second District exactly what the extent of his involvement was, but has decided to leave it to the press and the trial of ex-governor Rod Blagojevich to fill in the details.
It was the press that informed us Mr. Jackson was Senate Candidate No. 5 in the Rod Blagojevich indictment. It was the Blagojevich trial that informed us Mr. Jackson offered “pay to play” and was at an October 28, 2008 meeting with Raghuveer Nayak and Rajinder Bedi when the bribe was discussed.
Today, we have been informed by the press that Mr. Jackson directed Mr. Nayak to offer Rod Blagojevich six million dollars in campaign cash in return for an appointment to the U.S. Senate seat.
It is time for Congressman Jackson to tell the members of the Second District the truth. They deserve to know what he did and why he did it. They have suffered long enough under the three-peat of political corruption that has existed for the past thirty years.
We need a clean break from the politics of the abuse of power and public trust. We need someone with the character and values to represent our district with honesty and integrity.
Nothing in that statement, however, about Jackson knocking boots with the blonde bikini bombshell.
UPDATE III: Allahpundit notes this part of the story:
Before he dined with Huidobro and Jackson on Oct. 8, 2008, Nayak said he had a critical conversation with the congressman about the seat while the two were alone. Nayak, also a former Blagojevich fund-raiser, said that Jackson asked him to tell Blagojevich that if the then-governor appointed Jackson to the U.S. Senate, Chicago’s Indian community would raise $1 million for Blagojevich and — after Jackson was appointed — Jackson would raise $5 million for the then-governor . . .
This is called “community outreach,” see? Millions of dollars in bribe money from “Chicago’s Indian community,” blondes from the bikini-model community, etc.
UPDATE IV: Welcome, Instapundit readers!
UPDATE V: Just got off the phone with Janet Restivo, press secretary for the Isaac Hayes campaign. The Republican candidate was attending a townhall meeting at the Lincoln Restaurant and unavailable for comment, but I’ll be interviewing him Wednesday.
Meanwhile, we have this statement from Rep. Jackson:
Not sure that this is an official statement, however . . .