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Natasha Korecki: What has Jesse Jackson Jr. taught us? Toothbrushes all around

WASHINGTON DC - FEBRUARY 20:  Former Rep. Jesse JacksJr. enters U.S. District Court February 20 2013 WashingtDC. Jackshis wife

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 20: Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. enters U.S. District Court February 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. Jackson and his wife, Sandi Jackson, are expected to plead guilty to federal charges after being accused of spending more than $750,000 in campaign funds to purchase luxury items, memorabilia and other goods. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 162303992

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Updated: June 23, 2014 11:00AM

Along with all the formalities surrounding inauguration day for our elected officials — the swearing-in ceremonies, the photo ops and any other fanfare, there should be an obligatory gift bestowed upon newly minted politicians.

How about a commemorative toothbrush?

It would have to sit on their desks, maybe in a special cup.

Not to be used. Not to be framed. Not to be gold-plated and mounted.

It should just stay put, as a reminder.

If you’re asking why, then you’ve not yet heard what disgraced former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s been up to in federal prison....READ MORE

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