WASHINGTON--When I was chatting with Greta Van Susteren last night before guesting on a segment of her Fox show, "On the Record," I mentioned that Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is the founder of a well known tumbling team. Greta brought it up briefly-here's the explanation.
White figures in the controversy over the seating of Roland Burris in the Senate because he has declined to sign the document certifying the Burris appointment by the tainted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
While White has a long political career, he founded the tumbling team in 1959 to keep disadvantaged youths who lived in Chicago public housing projects off the streets.
The Jesse WhiteTumbling Team has been invited to perform in Obama's inauguration parade.