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Could Kash Jackson be in jail on election day?

Tuesday, Jun 26, 2018

* More background is here. From Mike Flannery at Fox 32

Four Illinois governors have gone to prison in recent decades, after they won the office.

But one new candidate who filed Monday already faces a six-month jail sentence and could be locked up in a few weeks.

Born Benjamin Winderweedle, he served 20 years in the U.S. Navy, retired, then changed his name last year to Kash Jackson. He’s just filed for governor on the Libertarian Party ticket. But he’s already famous for failing to pay his ex-wife thousands of dollars he owes for child support and education.

“This is why they try and paint me as a ‘deadbeat father.’ Because I’m speaking about it. Anytime that they reduce a parent down to a visitor to their children, that justifies the state putting in support orders. And in Illinois grotesquely inflated support orders,” Jackson said. […]

A Lake County judge ordered Libertarian Kash Jackson to pay the overdue child support to his ex-wife by Aug. 6th — or go to jail for six months. That means he could be locked up on Election Day, apparently a first for a candidate for governor of Illinois, several of whom got locked up after Election Day.

Nice snark.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

31 Comments
  1. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 3:23 pm:

    Dude, maybe you need to get your own life together just a wee bit before you presume to have the chops to be governor.


  2. - Blue Bayou - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 3:27 pm:

    How can we be sure this isn’t just Joe Walsh wearing a Winderweedle mask?


  3. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 3:35 pm:

    Grotesquely inflated support orders. Typically for two kids it’s 28 percent of net income, hardly onerous.


  4. - WhoKnew - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 3:36 pm:

    Maybe he could get out on good behavior for Inauguration Day! /s


  5. - Arsenal - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 3:37 pm:

    Didn’t stop Jim Curley.


  6. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 3:37 pm:

    @wordslinger
    He “knew it would all come out. What better way to expose the crime syndicate known as family law.” Maybe he’s going to go to jail on principle to further his point? It’s all a plan to expose corruption man.


  7. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 3:38 pm:

    Changed his name to Kash Jackson. Winderwheedle seemed to blasé for an up and comer politico? Nice move. Bakes in a sense of trust and reliability, doesn’t it. What a doof.


  8. - LOL - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 3:46 pm:

    Bring Back Chad Grimm!


  9. - A guy - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 3:54 pm:

    Not sure how this affects his chances. What’s less than 0?


  10. - Potted plant - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 3:57 pm:

    Kash Jackson…more like “no Kash for my son”


  11. - AlfondoGonz - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 3:57 pm:

    “This is why they try and paint me as a ‘deadbeat father.’”

    …because you are a deadbeat father?


  12. - Occam - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 4:03 pm:

    So, is it cheaper for the Governor to be housed in the Lake County jail or in the newly renovated Governor’s mansion in Springfield?

    Reduced operating expenses from the Governor’s office sounds like a winning campaign platform.

    No need for staff. No travel. No security staff required. What’s not to like?


  13. - Anon E. Moose - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 4:12 pm:

    This guy doesn’t know anything about the law apparently. See https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCOURTS-ilnd-1_17-cv-00415/pdf/USCOURTS-ilnd-1_17-cv-00415-0.pdf


  14. - DuPage Saint - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 4:12 pm:

    His driver’s license can be suspended plus he can get his picture on state list of deadbeat dads.


  15. - don the legend - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 4:27 pm:

    Kash is a deadbeat because he owes a few thousand.

    What do you call somebody that has racked up a debt of about $7,000,000,000?


  16. - Alex Ander - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 4:30 pm:

    He’s got a point about fathers being pushed out of their lives, but the law is the law. If it says you owe child support then you owe it. You’re not a deadbeat dad because you can’t visit. You’re a deadbeat because you didn’t pay what you owe. I like some libertarian ideas, but I could never get on board with their club. They allow too many crazies and conspiracy nuts in their ranks.


  17. - Alex Ander - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 4:32 pm:

    And his choice for a new name was a bad one. Kash Jackson just sounds the the owner of a payday lending firm or a “buy here, pay here” racket.


  18. - Roman - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 4:34 pm:

    He might be a goof, but man, he’s good at making up a name. Kash Jackson…that sounds so cool.


  19. - Practical Politics - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 4:34 pm:

    “Kash Jackson” sounds like the name of an action hero from a weekly television series like “Nash Bridges.”


  20. - OneMan - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 4:39 pm:

    Didn’t Lyndon LaRouche run for President from jail once?


  21. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 4:40 pm:

    - wordslinger - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 3:23 pm:

    Dude, maybe you need to get your own life together just a wee bit before you presume to have the chops to be governor.

    Are you kidding?…it is glaringly apparent it doesn’t take many chops to be Governor of Illinois…just Kash.

    #CitizensUnited


  22. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 4:55 pm:

    He won’t be jailed because the Illinois constitution prevents jailing until after a gubernatorial term in office occurs.


  23. - Honeybear - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 5:00 pm:

    Shipmate:
    pay your child support
    Stop your sea lawyering
    Now

    Chaplain Honeybear, USNR


  24. - A Jack - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 5:10 pm:

    That child support agreement was from Arkansas. So why is he saying Illinois is unfair.

    Also, the first name of the woman in the order of protection is different from the name of the woman in the child support. So does he have multiple ex’s and is complaining that they all need child support? It seems like a self-created problem to me.


  25. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 5:11 pm:

    –Didn’t Lyndon LaRouche run for President from jail once?–

    Don’t care to know more about him, but Eugene Debs received nearly one million votes in 1920 while serving a stretch on a sedition conviction for a speech advocating draft resistance.


  26. - Huh? - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 5:13 pm:

    How is it legal that he is going to go to jail for owing money? I thought debtors prison was illegal.


  27. - Lynn S. - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 7:43 pm:

    @Huh?

    People who are not paying their child support can indeed be sent to jail. When they pay off their child support arrearage, they are released.


  28. - Leatherneck - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 8:38 pm:

    “Kash Jackson just sounds the the owner of a payday lending firm or a “buy here, pay here” racket.”

    Or sounds like the name of the manager at a pawn shop owned by Scott Lee Cohen.


  29. - Leatherneck - Tuesday, Jun 26, 18 @ 8:40 pm:

    “Kash Jackson needs some Kash for his Bail.”


  30. - Perrid - Wednesday, Jun 27, 18 @ 8:23 am:

    It’s for contempt of court for not following the court order ordering you to pay the child support. And if you can convince the judge that you are not willfully ignoring the court order, if you get a statement from your last job saying you’ve been out of work for months or something (and of course show up in court, which many people evidently don’t), a judge is probably not going to throw you in jail. If on the other hand you’ve been booking trips to Hawaii every other weekend (just made that up, not saying Kash did that) and haven’t paid, the judge very well might.


  31. - Perrid - Wednesday, Jun 27, 18 @ 8:24 am:

    Sorry, my comment above was in response to Huh?’s question about jail time.


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