The Jackson "5"

If there's corruption in Chicago, chances are the Jackson family is there with their collective hands in the cookie jar. The Jesse Jackson family that is, father and son. The Congressman, Jesse Jackson, Jr. says he is not a target in Patrick Fitzgerald's probe and did not authorize anyone to promise anything to Governor Blagojevich for an appointment to the U.S. Senate. This statement is amusing for it's not like Jr. necessarily calls the shots. Jesse Sr. could very well have made some moves on his behalf, after all, that's what he does...shakedowns.

It'll be interesting to see what comes out of all this, but a few things are clear: Obama will come out of it clean, Blago will go to jail for a few years and life in Chicago will continue as normal. Don't get your hopes up for any kind of justice in the Windy City, that's not how our system works.