Yeah rigghhhttt - Jesse Jackson Jr. wants to 'clear his name'

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If you can't stand the heat, don't come into the kitchen. From CNN:
Jesse Jackson Jr.: 'I want my name back'
U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. said Friday that he was fighting to get "my name back" after he was identified as "Senate Candidate 5" in a criminal complaint against Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Jackson, the son of famed civil rights leader Jesse Jackson and a six-term Democratic congressman from Chicago, had publicly sought to succeed President-elect Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate.

Jackson had talked to Blagojevich, the person with the sole power to make the appointment, on Monday, just one day before federal agents arrested the Illinois governor. Jackson said he only presented his credentials and polling information that suggests he could win re-election in 2010.

Jackson said he had fought corruption "since day one" but said he could not serve as Illinois senator until his name was cleared in the public eye.
"son of famed civil rights leader Jesse Jackson"
More like race hustler and shakedown 'artist'. Jackson Sr.'s history is well known and out and out dirty. I cannot help but think that his kid is just as bad. (here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here)

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