May 10, 2002
Stories about what happens when a new guy comes on the scene, and changes the way everyone who was already there relates to each other.
- Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. already had one other man in his life who shared his name—his world famous father, the Jesse Jackson. But then right before his most recent primary race, an aide told him that he now had another Jesse Jackson to contend with. This other Jesse Jackson, a retired truck driver with no political experience, had mysteriously appeared on the same voting ballot as congressman Jackson. Ira reports on whether this was all a strange coincidence or a bit of political mischief orchestrated by the Congressman's political rivals. (9 minutes)