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Well, then he should resign, immediately, so that 1) he can focus on getting well and 2) his constituents can someone else to actually represent them.
Via the Chicago Sun Times:
In an exclusive interview, Ald. Sandi Jackson (7th) walked Sneed through the dark days since her husband’s “collapse.” She also dispelled rumors that her husband, who is being treated for depression at Mayo Clinic, attempted suicide or was receiving help for alcohol and drug addiction.
“No, no, none of that is true,” said Sandi Jackson, who has been at the helm of her husband’s health care since he collapsed on June 10 at their home in Washington, D.C.
Ald. Jackson, who has spent the past month traveling from home to hospital to work, also provided a dramatic timeline for the congressman’s stunning absence, which netted sympathy and . . . criticism.
“His collapse was D-Day for us,” said Sandi Jackson, who tells Sneed her husband had become “completely debilitated by depression.”
UPDATE — Sibyl over at the outstanding Ramparts 360 blog reminds us about what might have brought on this fit of ‘depression’:
There is one thing missing from all the reports about Jesse Jackson Jr. being MIA from his congressional duties…
and that is what happened just after his being discovered AWOL. Raghuveer Nayak was arrested.
Figure in Blagojevich scandal charged with bribing doctors – Chicago Tribune via @ArchiveDigger
Jackson must have seen it coming. He disappeared on June 10. Nayak got picked up on June 20.
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