I’d normally be more or less willing to wait until the Wheel of True Reasons finished spinning on Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr and let us know whether his ‘exhaustion’ was actually sex addiction, prescription drug overdose, other substance abuse, suicidal depression – or, hell, actual exhaustion. But this statement by Jackson’s father is simply too arrogantly provocative, even for the Rev. Jesse Jackson. And that’s saying something.
At an event in Chicago on Monday, Jackson’s father offered no details either.
“He is under medical supervision to regain his strength,” the Rev. Jesse Jackson said. “At an appropriate time he’ll share with the public that which he feels they should have.”
Speaking as a representative of the public – which is something that I am just as qualified to be as Rev. Jackson, particularly when it comes to discussing the behavior of federal legislators – the ‘appropriate time’ is ‘now’ and the information we ‘should have’ is ‘all of it.’
Seriously, the Democrats are only making it worse for themselves.
*If he was a state legislator, he’d just be working for the people of Illinois generally as well as his district. But Jackson is a federal congressman who votes on laws that affect me.