I had a Jesse Jackson Jr. sighting yesterday.

For much of the last year, ever since he was identified as “Senate Candidate 5” in the initial criminal complaint against Rod Blagojevich, Jackson has kept a pretty low profile—no op-eds railing against City Hall corruption, no public vows to finance candidates who can help topple the machine, no talk about his own potential runs for Senate, mayor, mosquito abatement district board, or anything other than the congressional seat he currently holds.