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Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. endorsed by Chicago Defender to replace Obama in Senate

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WASHINGTON--As Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) noted Sunday, he believes it is pre-mature to speculate who Gov. Blagojevich will tap to replace Barack Obama if he is elected president. Nonetheless, the Chicago Defender
called for Jackson to succeed Obama, and the lawmaker blasted out the news in an e-mail.

Others in the top tier for Blagojevich to consider:
Illinois Veterans Affairs chief Tammy Duckworth
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.)

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Blago will nominate Emil Jones.

Raum Emmanuel is the logical choice, unless he is joining the new administration in a cabinet position.

Rahm Emmanuel is going to replace Sen Obama after he is elected president.

Rahm will stay right where he is.

Durbin's already #2 in the Senate, and Barack needs another crony in the Senate to balance out his influence.

Schakowsky will be tabbed for the Senate seat.

The question is, who will replace Shakowsky?

Joe Moore, or another of our wholly unqualified Alderpeople?

Injecting Chicago politics into the Federal system is simply a bad idea, and I weep for the future.

HANG TOUGH PETE, IT WILL BE OVER NEXT WEEK!
GO WITH THE WINNERS NEXT TIME!
JACKSON WILL GET THE SEAT IF HE WANTS IT!
EMIL JONES IS ABOUT TO RETIRE!
READING IS FUNDAMENTAL!
OBAMA IN A LANDSLIDE!

Son,

I am *so* sorry for dropping you on your head as a baby.

And don't forget what Mommy said about not shouting with capital letters.

Love,
Daddy

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