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Jessie Jackson Jr. and political careers that ended badly

Some can’t take the rarified air that comes with being placed front and center on the political stage. Sadly, that seems to have been the case for Jesse Jackson Jr. recently plead guilty of campaign fund misuse totaling over $750,000. Jackson’s wife, Sandi, plead guilty to filing false tax returns. Trips to Build-a-Bear toy store, high-end electronics, jewelry, home decor, lavish trips, expensive meals were the majority of the purchases. Why would the scion of a political family dynasty do such a thing with so many eyes on him anyway? We will never know why adjusting his lifestyle wasn’t a more viable option. One thing that is for sure, bad endings in the political arena are de riguer in the 24-hour news cycle.

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