How Jesse Jackson, Jr. Spent His Money
February 19, 2013 12:00 PM   Subscribe

It was revealed today that embattled former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. spent campaign funds on items such as cashmere capes, Michael Jackson's hat, and a Rolex.
posted by reenum (12 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: I know it's a weird list of stuff, but this feels like not a great idea for a post, kind of an "oh look at the funny bumper sticker attached to that seven-car pileup" sort of thing. -- cortex



 
Four grand for a Michael Jackson and Eddie Van Halen Guitar? Either he got a REALLY good deal or he bought a guitar that might not be what he thinks it was. It's obviously not the "Beat It" guitar solo guitar, but I would think that any guitar that could even remotely be tied to both Michael Jackson and Eddie Van Halen is worth a lot more than $4,000.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 12:07 PM on February 19, 2013


But seriously, how cool are cashmere capes.
posted by ageispolis at 12:07 PM on February 19, 2013


Some people don't know how to mis-spend money.
posted by orange swan at 12:08 PM on February 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


The guy is/was ill.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:09 PM on February 19, 2013 [7 favorites]


To be fair, who among us has not bought a cashmere cape with public funds.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 12:09 PM on February 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


When I think of men wearing capes I think of Lando Calrissian. Probably because I haven't see Game of Thrones yet.
posted by small_ruminant at 12:09 PM on February 19, 2013


"Bruce Lee memorabilia"

Well, okay then. That's fine.
posted by brundlefly at 12:09 PM on February 19, 2013


The thing is, it's so damn easy to rip off divert campaign funds, totally legally, as Stephen Colbert demonstrated.
posted by Xoebe at 12:10 PM on February 19, 2013


I think it is a crime NOT to purchase a cashmere cape, frankly.
posted by vorpal bunny at 12:12 PM on February 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


The guy is/was ill.

Hasn't he been diagnosed with some sort of mental illness? This post is kind of like laughing at crazy people, no?
posted by KokuRyu at 12:12 PM on February 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


Was he wearing these capes on the House floor? I know he was ill, but if he took any steps to conceal what he was doing, which indicates a consciousness of wrong-doing, then he's got no recourse as far as getting convicted goes. It should perhaps mitigate the severity of sentencing, though.
posted by thelonius at 12:12 PM on February 19, 2013


Bipolar disorder railroaded his life, yes. This does feel less than worthy of a post.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:13 PM on February 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


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