ABC News has a law enforcement source telling them that Jesse Jackson, Jr. is "Senate Candidate Five," the one who was -- according to Blagojevich -- willing to supply campaign cash in exchange for the Senate seat.
My Comment: While this isn’t necessarily criminal, it exemplifies the quid pro quo garbage that goes on in Illinois and Cook County politics, I’m sure it goes on everywhere, its just that these guys seem to have made it an art.
ABC reports that Jackson Jr. said "I don't know" when asked if he was Candidate #5, but said he was told "I am not a target of this investigation." Jackson Jr. said he agreed to talk with federal investigators "as quickly as possible" after he consults with a lawyer.
My Comment: Pathetic. First off, I think Junior was a bad choice for the US Senate seat in any case, but this just shows how much of a bad choice he is. Just saying…