Sources Say Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Is 'Senate Candidate No. 5'
Whether or not Jackson is "Candidate 5" or not, it looks bad to be in any way involved with this. There have been plenty of reports about Blagojevich's possible corruption for quite a while. Why would you want to tangle yourself up in that circus? Valerie Jarret, who is apparently Candidate 1 removed herself very publicly from consideration. I would imagine that she was smart enough to see what was coming.