BILL BENNETT AND JESSE JACKSON: Robert A. George writes:
Compare Bill Bennett, as has been done before, with Jesse Jackson, i.e. as a “Moral Leader” for a specific part of the political spectrum (interestingly, both have also been “guilty” of being willing to talk good games, but then ducked when the opportunity arose to run for winnable, electable office). Jackson’s various political and business shenanigans had been the source of much media copy for years.
But it wasn’t until the 2000 revelation that he had a mistress and a child out of wedlock that the veneer came completely off Jackson. As a Left-wing arbiter of morality, he was exposed as the ultimate hypocrite. He may still shake down gullible Wall Street firms, but not even true liberal organizations, let alone the general public, take the man seriously any more.
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