Rumors about this gaffe and the other whispered comments that Fox isn’t showing us have been flying all day. What else could Jackson have said that could be so bad that even Fox won’t show it? Jackson’s own son, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. even blasted his dad: “I’m deeply outraged and disappointed in Rev. Jackson’s reckless statements about Sen. Barack Obama.”
The irony here, of course, is that a careless open mic comment like Jackson’s is exactly the sort of opportunity that Jackson himself would use against others to make political hay. Goose, gander.