There’s not much in this old life, this vale of tears, that I truly understand, but some things are utterly mystifying. Such as a few glaring omissions in the list of things Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife purchased with stolen campaign money.
On at least two instances, Mr. Jackson and his wife used campaign money at Build-A-Bear Workshop, a store where patrons can create stuffed animals. From December 2007 through December 2008, the Jacksons spent $313.89 on “stuffed animals and accessories for stuffed animals” from Build-A-Bear, according to the documents.
I kinda get that (have always loved stuffed animals), and who doesn’t want a fancy Rolex, a stuffed elk’s head and some high-end vacations? But if I were going to lift $750,000 from donated cash, there’s just so much other stuff I could think of.
Such as a lifelike Gollum bust
Or maybe a highly accurate body-fat monitor
What would you buy if you had 3/4 of a million dollars to throw around? Michael Jackson memorabilia and fur capes, like JJ Jr? Or something a little more practical, maybe a year’s supply of cinnamon nicotine gum, a CrossFit membership and a few dozen pounds of wild salmon?