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Jesse Jackson, Jr: Shut Up, Dad!

By on 7.10.08 | 10:46AM

Of all the reactions to Jesse Jackson's "regretfully crude" and "hurtful" (his words) comments about Barack Obama, these two are my favorite: The New York Post quotes Al Sharpton as saying Obama "is running for president of all Americans, not just African-Americans... [We] must be careful not to segregate Senator Obama and impose some litmus test that is unfair and unproductive." Even topping Sharpton as responsible statesman among race-baiters is Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr.'s statement: "I'm deeply outraged and disappointed in Reverend Jackson's reckless statements about Senator Barack Obama." Geez, you wouldn't even think they were related.

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