Jesse's Sideshow

The bride wore a tan skirt, the groom sported white Levi's, and the minister was running for President. Jesse Jackson, who has lost none of his fabled flair for the symbolic gesture, readily agreed to perform the ceremony before a recent rally in Santa Cruz, Calif. The impromptu wedding was a media stunt, but Jackson insisted that his only goal was to publicize the plight of Allan Steen, the bride's father, who is a hostage in Beirut. Still, Jackson was beaming avuncularly when the camera crews tromped in to film the candidate, Bible in hand, blessing the happy couple. The only...

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