DC Trawler

Jesse Jackson Jr. wins reelection from his room at the Mayo Clinic

No, seriously.

NBC Chicago:

Jesse Jackson Jr. won re-election to Illinois’ 2nd Congressional district by a landslide Tuesday night, beating his two opponents, Marcus Lewis and Brian Woodwoorth.

As of 2 a.m. Wednesday, and with 99 percent of precincts reporting, Jackson had captured 63 percent of the vote…

Jackson is not celebrating his victory in a swanky Chicago hotel room, or back stage at McCormick place with President Barack Obama watching the returns come in on the national race. He’s reportedly spending the night at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota…

Between June and November, nary a constituent saw their Congressman — not working, not campaigning, not fundraising — because he avoided press and voter alike. Jackson, the junior, won.

Well, why not? That would be the dumbest, most insane thing that happened on any other day than yesterday.

Alright, okay, we get it. Chicago politics is irredeemably corrupt. And now it’s spread to Washington. Imagine that, making this place even more disgusting than it already was.

Four more years!