Capitol Fax.com - Your Illinois News Radar » Question of the day
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Question of the day

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013

* Tribune

Disgraced former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., who pleaded guilty last week to misusing $750,000-plus in campaign money, is writing a memoir, two sources familiar with the project told the Tribune.

Jackson, 47, will be sentenced June 28 after a seven-year spree in which he used the illicit money for a Rolex watch, celebrity memorabilia, furs, a cruise and two stuffed elk heads, among other purchases. […]

One of the Tribune’s sources, who has seen drafts of portions of the memoir, said Jackson was trying to “clear up his legacy.”

“He has nothing else to do right now,” the source said. “He’s desperately trying to change the narrative of his life story.”

* The Question: Name Jackson’s book?

- Posted by Rich Miller        

111 Comments
  1. - DisgustedOne - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:21 am:

    Squeezy


  2. - walkinfool - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:23 am:

    “Quicksand”


  3. - Darienite - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:24 am:

    Entitled


  4. - Aldyth - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:26 am:

    “Steal This Book”


  5. - in absentia - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:27 am:

    What Not To Buy For Dummies


  6. - Ron Burgundy - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:28 am:

    Not A Smooth Criminal

    or

    *a cover with a gigantic J on it like his old campaign signs* -ailbird


  7. - Stones - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:28 am:

    “Profiles in Discourage”


  8. - frustrated GOP - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:28 am:

    “Airport”


  9. - Pot calling kettle - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:28 am:

    Je$$e: A Life of $ervice


  10. - train111 - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:28 am:

    “It’s about the Money”–oh wait!! He already co-wrote that one!!

    train111


  11. - Dirty Red - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:29 am:

    “Dreams From My Father”


  12. - Arthur Andersen - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:32 am:

    Tripped Up


  13. - PublicServant - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:34 am:

    “Am I Crazy, or What?”


  14. - chica1 - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:34 am:

    Blondesided


  15. - OneMan - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:35 am:

    From Elkheads to Bruce Lee, sometimes stuff is more important that staying out of jail.


  16. - OneMan - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:35 am:

    240 Pages of me blaming others….


  17. - Woody - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:35 am:

    “How I Got Mine, and How You Can Get Yours!”


  18. - zatoichi - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:36 am:

    Life’s Been Good.


  19. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:36 am:

    “Trips” Trips and His Trips


  20. - Skeptic - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:38 am:

    “Hey, At Least I’m Not Blagojevich!”


  21. - Anon. - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:38 am:

    “Fixing to Turn My Life Around”


  22. - OneMan - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:39 am:

    Congressional FEC compliance by dummies…


  23. - TheDopeFromHope - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:43 am:

    I Went to Congress and All I Could Steal Was a Lousy 750K


  24. - 3rd Generation Chicago Native - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:44 am:

    “Tips on how to use campaign funds and not get caught, what I have learned”


  25. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:44 am:

    ===“Fixing to Turn My Life Around” ===

    I think a more “out south” title would be “Fixin’ to get ready to turn my life around.”

    Just sayin…


  26. - Anonymour - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:45 am:

    Dirty Red has a good one.


  27. - Bluefish - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:47 am:

    “Bring It On: How to Tick the Feds Off in One Easy Step”


  28. - Billy - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:47 am:

    Rewriting My Life!


  29. - OneMan - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:49 am:

    My Efforts To Support The American Fur Industry


  30. - el boombo - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:50 am:

    50 Shades of Greed


  31. - Joe from Joliet - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:53 am:

    “One Flew Into The Cuckoo’s Nest”


  32. - VanillaMan - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:54 am:

    Breaking Wind
    Chicken Soup for the Parole
    The Little Jesse That Couldn’t
    Diary of a Wimpy Kid
    A Series of Unfortunate Purchases
    Men Are Behind Bars, Women Are Just Venous


  33. - titan - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:56 am:

    The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree


  34. - Responsa - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:57 am:

    Triple Threat


  35. - Responsa - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:58 am:

    The Family Business


  36. - Responsa - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:59 am:

    Sandi and Me


  37. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:59 am:

    J3-40892-424 - I fought the Law and the Law won.


  38. - MarginofEra - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:59 am:

    “She Devil Got a Watch”


  39. - Anonymour - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:59 am:

    It’s a scholarly piece:

    The Benefits of Primogeniture: Why Article I, Section 9 needs to be removed from the U.S. Constitution.


  40. - Joe from Joliet - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:00 am:

    An unauthorized biography has also surfaced:

    “750 Grand: That’s Why They Call Him Junior”

    By Rita Crundwell


  41. - Esquire - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:00 am:

    “Kid Dyn-o-mite!”

    Seriously, this tome may sell fewer copies than Blagojevich’ self-serving memoirs.


  42. - VanillaMan - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:08 am:

    The Joy of Bookcooking
    Fables of Glory
    Rich Dad, Poor Dad
    Captain Trainingpants
    The Vampire Chronicles
    Transformers
    Jesse Quixote
    Things Fall Apart


  43. - dupage dan - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:10 am:

    The VaJackson Monologues


  44. - Plutocrat03 - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:11 am:

    Oops: How NOT to Conduct a Shakedown: The Real Jesse Jackson Jr.


  45. - MrJM - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:13 am:

    “More Than I Could Chew”

    – MrJM


  46. - dupage dan - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:14 am:

    One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest


  47. - Cornerfield - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:15 am:

    “There And Back Again: A Politician’s Tale”
    (Apologies to J.R.R.T.)


  48. - dupage dan - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:15 am:

    Diary of a Mad Housemember


  49. - Anonymour - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:16 am:

    Blago and Me.


  50. - Left of Central IL - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:17 am:

    Classic tragedy: J3 and the Golden Fleecing


  51. - dupage dan - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:17 am:

    The Eden Express, A Memoir of Insanity

    Oh, wait, Mark Vonnegut already took that one.


  52. - Chevy owner/Ford County - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:22 am:

    “Plus Miserables”


  53. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:24 am:

    How They Wished He Hid Jesse’s Girl; How a Watch and Trip Snowballed to Prison


  54. - the Patriot - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:26 am:

    Dreams from my father.


  55. - Plutocrat03 - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:28 am:

    Jessie’s Girl and the Golden Watch


  56. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:31 am:

    Leave the Watch, Give a Cannoli…Instead.


  57. - Cincinnatus - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:37 am:

    It Was the Best of Time, It Was the Worst of Times

    A history of Rolex by JCube


  58. - Ivory-billed Woodpecker - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:37 am:

    “Hubris: A Primer.”


  59. - Arthur Andersen - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:39 am:

    “I Wrote the Law and the Law Won”


  60. - Formerly Known As... - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:50 am:

    “Tumble from the Mountaintop”


  61. - Jake From Elwood - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:51 am:

    Swiss Watch Family Jackson and the Looming Sentence


  62. - Tommydanger - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:57 am:

    I coulda been a contender. I coulda been someone, instead of a bum.


  63. - Ann - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:58 am:

    It’s rare that Oswego Willy doesn’t win these, but Dirty Red clearly gets the prize this round.


  64. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 11:01 am:

    - Ann -

    Am I done? lol

    Dirty Red is very good, but Ihoe there is till time …


  65. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 11:02 am:

    Son Of A ….Preacher Man


  66. - one of the 35 - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 11:05 am:

    “You can fool some of the people all of the time”


  67. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 11:07 am:

    Yatzee! Games Played and Lost by Junior and Sandy

    Don’t Need a Watch, When Doin’ Time

    A Pair … Going .. to the Big House

    Trip’s Tips; Consequences for Tippig Your Waitress


  68. - siriusly - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 11:07 am:

    Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough
    The true story of one congressman’s obsession with Michael Jackson memorabilia.


  69. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 11:09 am:

    Beer Bottles, Soda Bottles, Or Bread and Water Bottles; A Choice of Preacher’s Son


  70. - Anonymour - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 11:12 am:

    Ingratitude: How the National Co-Chair Got Prosecuted for Little Things that Really Weren’t His Fault.


  71. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 11:15 am:

    J4!

    Jesse. Jackson. Junior. Jailbird.


  72. - railrat - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 11:27 am:

    How to attain a Budweiser distributorship the JJJr way


  73. - j28 - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 11:33 am:

    Illness, Service & Corruption: 750,000 ways how I served my constituents


  74. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 11:37 am:

    The Polarizing Bi-Polar


  75. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 11:38 am:

    Frozen Assets; How A Bi-Polar Disorder Stole Everything


  76. - Mama - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 11:44 am:

    The Life and Times of a Chicago Congressman - Jesse Jackson, Jr.


  77. - J - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 11:47 am:

    I think he should stick with the title for his previous book:

    It’s All About The Money
    http://weaselzippers.us/wp-content/uploads/Screen-shot-2013-02-19-at-12.42.16-PM.png


  78. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 11:55 am:

    The Hoarding Congressman


  79. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 12:04 pm:

    PayPal Accepted; How I Bought Myself To Prison


  80. - zatoichi - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 12:18 pm:

    Opportunities


  81. - 13thone - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 12:28 pm:

    “Catch me if you…….Damn!”


  82. - What's in a name? - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 1:02 pm:

    Perhaps Gus Savage and Mel Reynolds will write the preface.


  83. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 1:05 pm:

    Too Many Women, So I’m Doin’ Time
    (A Politician’s Guide to Fashion and Decorating Multiple Homes on the Peoples’ Dime)


  84. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 1:05 pm:

    Sorry, that should have been:

    Too Many Women, So I’m Doin’ Time
    (A Politician’s Guide to DATING, Fashion and Decorating Multiple Homes on the Peoples’ Dime)


  85. - Irishpirate - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 1:11 pm:

    Campaign Finance for Dummies


  86. - Just The Way It Is One - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 1:13 pm:

    Abject Arrogance and Blind Stupidity
    –An Ex-Congressman Acting above the Law, Keeping Hope Alive, and the Search for Redemption


  87. - Irishpirate - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 1:14 pm:

    Kung Fool

    Kung Foo and the art of Campaign Finance


  88. - Anonymour - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 1:22 pm:

    The Second Congressional District: Upholding the Tradition.


  89. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 1:25 pm:

    It Ain’t Me, I Ain’t No Senator, Son!

    Jesse Jackson Jr.; My Life, A Senate Seat, & What You Don’t Know About Me.


  90. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 1:37 pm:

    =“Catch me if you…….Damn!” =

    lol Winner!


  91. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 1:41 pm:

    Til Incarceration Do Us Part
    (A Primer On Political Marriages And Other Relationships)


  92. - been there - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 1:50 pm:

    Chapter Headings:

    Great While It Lasted
    What Dad and Mom Forgot To Tell Me
    Fun in the Two-Pol Family
    Never Spend $14,000 on Dry Cleaning
    Got a Gold Watch Before I Retired


  93. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 1:51 pm:

    Chivalry In Politics
    By Jesse Jackson, Jr.
    (with a Foreward by Robert “Bob” Menendez)


  94. - Irish - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 1:53 pm:

    Things My Father Taught Me.(And things he didn’t.)


  95. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 1:55 pm:

    Nightmare on Easy Street


  96. - dupage dan - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 2:07 pm:

    Oh, Please, Mr Wizard, I Don’t Want to be Trips No More.


  97. - Irishpirate - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 2:17 pm:

    TRIPP the light FEDdango

    We TRIPPed the light fandango turned cartwheels ‘cross the floor. I was feeling kinda’ seasick the crowd …


  98. - Boone Logan Square - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 2:20 pm:

    Off The Wall


  99. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 2:25 pm:

    Ok, getting close to 100 …

    J Trips, Act II


  100. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 2:45 pm:

    Cure the Disease, Kill the Patient; The Jesse Jackson Jr. Story


  101. - Jake From Elwood - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 3:18 pm:

    Elk Head on the Chopping Block: A Cautionary Tale


  102. - Wensicia - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 3:53 pm:

    The Lord of the Watches Trilogy:

    The Fellowship of the Campaign Fund (me and Sandi)

    The Two Elk Heads

    The Return of the Feds


  103. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 4:00 pm:

    Bi-Polar Excess


  104. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 4:01 pm:

    The Son also Rises (and then falls down)


  105. - Left of Central IL - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 4:06 pm:

    Candidate No. 5 and the Bi-Polar Express


  106. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 4:18 pm:

    Congressional Obsessional Confessional


  107. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 4:21 pm:

    A Clockwork Orange (jumpsuit)


  108. - Kasich Walker, Jr. - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 5:26 pm:

    Nuts


  109. - Super Fly - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 5:38 pm:

    Into the Quagmire
    by The Peotone Flyer


  110. - Ted - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 6:12 pm:

    “Bring It On!”


  111. - 618er - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 6:14 pm:

    Rich, there’s no ‘x’ in fixin.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Reader comments closed until Tuesday
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Tribune asked 16 mayoral candidates to release tax returns, 6 complied
* A rough idea of what they're looking at
* Question of the day: Golden Horseshoe Awards
* Rauner was wrong about "record levels" of unionization
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY: Stava-Murray updates
* Pritzker's inauguration ball tix will benefit Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic and Illinois Fairgrounds Foundation
* Rauner claims he's been too busy to reflect on his term
* Pritzker's day in DC
* *** UPDATED x3 - Morrison wants emergency meeting of ILGOP - McConnaughay explains - Schneider responds *** Rauner says he tried to drop out of race after primary
* Feds re-raid Ald. Burke's office
* *** LIVE COVERAGE ***
* Yesterday's stories

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............
<


Loading


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress




Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller