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Bud Jackson to Sen. Roland Burris: ‘I’m Outta Here’

Updated: Apr 15

Photo credit: New York Times

This has only the most tangential relationship to Arkansas politics, but will interest some Arkansas Project readers. Bud Jackson, a Virginia-based political operative known around these parts for counseling Lt. Gov. Bill Halter’s campaigns, is in the news big today for distancing himself from an even higher profile client: U.S. Sen. Roland Burris of Illinois.

Burris is, of course, the Chicago Democratic politico appointed to the Senate by disgraced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagoevich. Burris finds himself in hot water because he was something less than forthcoming about his dealings with the shady governor—and Jackson is now declaring himself distanced from the whole stinking mess.

Chicago Sun-Times reporter/blogger Lynn Sweet has all the scoop over here, featuring a memo from Jackson explaining that he no longer has anything to do with this band of hacks and poltroons. (Hat tip to the inimitable

Oh, and a couple of days ago, I tried to follow Jackson’s zany misadventures on Twitter but he unkindly blocked me from following him. Can you imagine? The nerve!

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