Let's Talk About Jesse Jackson Jr.
Do you know where your congressman is?
Since June 25, when his office released news that U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was on a medical leave of absence, the congressman's life has been under even more scrutiny than before.
It's been a busy year for Jackson. Accused Blagojevich connections, primary elections and now a mood disorder have all pushed his political career against the ropes, with many calling this his darkest hour.
This medical business raises a sour note with some, partly because of the late notification about our United States representative's absence. Jackson's office released the statement more than two weeks after the congressman disappeared from public view.
The situation only got more strange when NBC reported that Jackson was being treated for an alcohol addiction in Arizona, only to be corrected by Jackson's office, who said he was being treated for a mood disorder.
"Mood disorder" can mean a lot of things, according to the Washington Post, and they're all disconcerting since we're talking about a person elected to represent thousands of people.
With some (once again) calling for Jackson to resign, only time will tell what's going on with the congressman.
What do you think is up with Jesse? He's been in his position for a long time. Would you forgive a stress-induced hiatus? Is it more serious than that? Is something awry with the congressman?
Let's talk about it in the comments.