Curious plea for mercy for Jesse Jackson, Jr.

No, it's not the Onion, it's the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune that bring this statement of support and plea for mercy for former Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr. Katherine Skiba writes:

Asking for mercy for former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., the chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus wrote to a federal judge last month calling Jackson intelligent, charming and entertaining - the "highlight of our karaoke nights."

The correspondence from Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (D-Ohio) was among 14 letters made public Tuesday as Jackson and his wife, former Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, await sentencing July 1.

Did I miss the reports of a critical shortage of karaoke singers damaging our national security? Or was there some scientific research finding that karaoke singing strengthens the immune system, and should be encouraged as a public health measure? What do we do if it turns out that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev turns out to wield a mean karaoke microphone?

This is perhaps the silliest plea for mercy I have ever encountered.

Hat tip: Peter von Buol

typo corrected in final "plea"

No, it's not the Onion, it's the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune that bring this statement of support and plea for mercy for former Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr. Katherine Skiba writes:

Asking for mercy for former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., the chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus wrote to a federal judge last month calling Jackson intelligent, charming and entertaining - the "highlight of our karaoke nights."

The correspondence from Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (D-Ohio) was among 14 letters made public Tuesday as Jackson and his wife, former Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, await sentencing July 1.

Did I miss the reports of a critical shortage of karaoke singers damaging our national security? Or was there some scientific research finding that karaoke singing strengthens the immune system, and should be encouraged as a public health measure? What do we do if it turns out that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev turns out to wield a mean karaoke microphone?

This is perhaps the silliest plea for mercy I have ever encountered.

Hat tip: Peter von Buol

typo corrected in final "plea"

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