Jackson on son’s repudiation: ‘Ultimately, we get along’

By David Edwards
Thursday, July 10, 2008 7:54 EDT
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CNN’s John Roberts talked with Jesse Jackson who apologized for making crude comments about Barack Obama while preparing for an interview with Fox News.

Jackson explained, “A part of my anguish, frankly, beyond that is the limitage of the significant but faith based programs, we need faith based initiatives. We also need government based. When bridges are collapsing, rivers are being overrun, it requires beyond faith — the substance of real investment.”

Roberts asked Jackson about Jesse Jackson Jr.’s repudiation of his father’s remark. Jackson replied, “He is my Congressman and I am his father. Ultimately, we get along.”

This video is from CNN’s American Morning, broadcast July 10, 2008.

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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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