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Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. to speak Monday night at convention

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Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) has a unique place in the Barack Obama story. He's a personal friend--one of his sisters sang at Barack and Michelle's wedding--a political ally--they come out of the complex political mix of Chicago's South Side-and he's a national co-chair of the presidential campaign. He'll be speaking at the convention on Monday night--Michelle's night--as Obama's biography gets laid out for the country by some of the people who know him the best.

This won't be the first time Jackson has addressed conventions. He has before--to introduce his father, the Rev. Jesse Jackson. The Obama convention will be the first in a generation that the senior Jackson does not have a slot on the podium.

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Don't know Jesse Jr. yet, but it will be good to not have to listen to Jesse Sr's "everything's wrong and nothin' ain't right" approach.

CONGRATS TO CONGRESSMAN JESSE L. JACKSON, JR.!

I want Jesse senior. His son is no substitute for the man himself.

HE ISN'T REPLACING HIS DAD, HE'S REPRESENTING
HIMSELF AND THE GREAT STATE OF ILLINOIS!

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