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Jay Leno targets disgraced Jesse Jackson Jr. purchase of Bruce Lee, Michael Jackson memorabilia

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WASHINGTON--Jay Leno targeted disgraced former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) in his Tonight Show monologue on Monday night. Jackson was charged with siponing campaign funds for personal use including purchasing:

*a $5,000 football signed by U.S. presidents.
* $9,600 for furniture.
* $43,000 for a men's men's Rolex watch.
*$5,50 for fur capes and parkas .
*Thousands for memorabilia from Martin Luther King, Jr., Bruce Lee, Michael Jackson and Jimi Hendrix.

LENO ON JACKSON: "Among the items he bought were Bruce Lee memorabilia, a black and red cashmere cape, and a Michael Jackson hat. Well, at least he didn't waste the money on something stupid."

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