What’s Wrong With This Picture?

The cut line below Jesse Jackson, Jr.’s and his wife Sandi reads, “Sandi and Jesse Jackson Jrl. ask each other for their support and votes at a polling station in March.”

Nothing wrong with the picture.

It’s OK to shake your wife’s had at the polls, even if both of you are on the primary ballot.

Read the description under the photo that appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times today, though.

“Sandi and Jesse Jackson Jrl. ask each other for their support and votes at a polling station in March.”

It is illegal to electioneer within 100 feet of a polling place.

Look at the sign posted outside my polling place:

The sign outside polling places in McHenry County, pursuant to state law, prohibits campaigning within 100 feet of a polling place.


Comments

What’s Wrong With This Picture? — 6 Comments

  1. Hmm. I’m decidedly no fan of Jackson politics, but is there at least a chance we have a case of a reporter not knowing what he/she is talking about?

    How much background does an AP reporter get in civics?

  2. He can do anything he wants.

    He is related to that other jackson that is also doing nothing and collecting big money.

    Pretend to have a health problem to collect sympathy.

    That is one way that family operates.

  3. The thought occurred to me that the person writing the cut line might not really have written what happened.

  4. Boy, you caught ’em there Cal!

    Good work, and an especially close eye on those minority celebrity candidates.

    We need to keep an eye on “them.”

    Or, could it be that they weren’t electioneering because they already knew they had one anothers support and were just doing it for the cameras.

    Oh, wait ….

  5. Joke?

    Seems plain that the joke is the AP caption-writer is oblivious to basic election law.

    That would be the subject of the post, not “minority celebrity candidates”.

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