Jesse Jackson, Jr. claims $1.8 million in debt

Poor Jesse Jackson, Jr.'s life is in ruins – an ex-con in the midst of a bitter divorce, claiming 100% disability and unable to pay his bills.  If only his father had more juice, he'd be sitting pretty like Chelsea Clinton, rolling in bling and awarded lucrative jobs he'd never get without the parental pull.   Andy Grimm reports in the Chicago Sun-Times: Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. on Tuesday said he and his estranged wife Sandi Jackson are $1.8 million in debt thanks to legal bills from their federal criminal prosecution and mounting fees from an acrimonious divorce playing out in courtrooms in two cities. Jackson Jr. talked to reporters during an at-times rambling question-and-answer session following a brief hearing in his divorce case at the Daley Center, opining on the state of Washington politics and the best way to settle the couple's bills. Neither Jackson nor his wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson, has worked since their release...(Read Full Post)