I always thought Jones was the the Guv's first choice to replace Obama. Picture is of Jones with Iraqi billionaire Nadhmi Auchi.
It has also become clear from the trial that Obama wanted to make sure that Emil Jones, then President of the Illinois State Senate and the man Obama referred to as his "political godfather", out of the seat.That kind of ingratitude to a mentor not very Chicago in my book. At least the Chicago I know. Even scoundrels show some loyalty.
The former sewer inspector had taken Obama under his wing when he was a callow state senator but he had apparently now outlived his usefulness. Perhaps Obama did not want such a reminder of his past in Washington.