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Can pugnacious Geoffrey Fieger, lawyer to Dr. Death, tone it down enough to unseat Michigan's Governor?

Usually it's not all that tough getting Jesse Jackson's blessing. Whether you're a scandal-plagued President, an ear-chomping boxer or a hard-luck farmer, Jackson generally doesn't mind offering up a little private prayer and some public words of encouragement. Of course, when you're Geoffrey Fieger, the man infamously known as Dr. Death's lawyer, getting even a nod from Jackson becomes a tad more complicated.

Last week, after Fieger stunned Michigan's Democratic machine to become the party's nominee for Governor, one of his first orders of business was heading into downtown Detroit, where Jackson was preaching at a crowded Baptist convention. Fieger (rhymes...

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