Let us not forget ...
As we enter into a weekend of reflection ... a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I ask that you take a moment to read the following commentary written by Chicago Sun-Times reporter Neil Steinberg that calls Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. 'DUMB.' The way I see it ... all Congressman Jackson wants to do is help all children get a quality education.
In case you missed the Steinberg's Chicago Sun-Times commentary:
'The [ New York Times ] article casts Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. as the best hope to unseat Daley. Maybe. I still maintain that Jackson's mayoral noises are a ploy to increase the size of his slice of pie.
'But what if he's serious—or his scam gathers enough momentum that he actually runs? Should he win?
'Jesse Jr. is a pleasant man, surprisingly undamaged, considering who his dad is. No stutter or anything. But I have a bias against him, and I will state it plainly, because I half hope that someone will convince me I'm mistaken.
'My bias is this: I don't think he's very bright. I believe this because he was pushing—sincerely, energetically—for a constitutional amendment to require that all students receive an equal quality education.
'A noble goal. But a constitutional amendment is not the way to do it. In fact, it wouldn't do anything at all, besides waste time and make the Constitution a place for meaningless symbolism. I remember quizzing Jackson closely over this, and he stuck to his guns, unfortunately.
'To me, it seemed a silly endeavor, mauling the Constitution toward a quixotic end. It would be like passing a constitutional amendment requiring that all students be good-looking.
'Say what you want about Richard 'Corruption Shadows His Every Step' Daley, but he isn't dumb.'
Shame on you, Neil Steinberg, for calling anyone in this day and age 'Dumb.' People can e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org .