Nick Ragone is an author, attorney and public relations executive in New York City. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Rutgers University, and is a graduate of the Eagleton Institute of Political Science at Rutgers University (undergraduate) and the Georgetown University Law Center.

He is the author of three books: Essential American Government, Everything American Government, and President's Most Wanted. Nick is a regular contributor to the Fox News Channel and Fox Business, the PIX11 Morning Show, and has a weekly appearance on the popular Raph Bailey Radio Show.  He co-anchored PIX11's five-hour live inauguration coverage with Jim Watkins and Kaity Tong.

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Jesse Jackson Jr in some doo doo

It's never good when you're mentioned in a 76 page indictment, even if you're not the target.

Turns out Jesse Jacksons Jr. is "candidate #5" in Blojo's indicment.  At least he wasn't client #9 ...

Though Jackson adamantly denied any wrong-doing, he also declined to take questions on the subject, and has hired a lawyer -- never a good sign.  While it's highly doubtful that he's in legal jeopardy, he's probably in political jeopardy.  It's hard to see how he'll get the Senate appointment -- something he's been openly seeking -- with this cloud hanging over his head, even if it's Blojo's cloud. 

According to the indictment, candidate #5 seemed to be up for a little pay for play to get the seat.  Again, that's all hearsay, and not admissible in any way against Jackson, but it can't help politically.  My guess is that anyone mentioned in that indictment -- even if they had nothing to do with anything -- will probably be disqualified for the Senate seat.

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If Jackson Jr. is named, you can be sure there was some dirt behind this. Look at the kinds of examples he grew up with, namely his crooked father. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

Those that don't live in Chicago and aren't familiar with Jackson Sr and his shady past (and present) will soon learn. Folks around here already assume Jr. is guilty until proven innocent. And even if proven innocent, people won't buy it around here...neither should anyone else in the country.

December 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermitch

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