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Rep. Jackson's condition 'more serious' than thought, getting in-patient treatment
The Hill ^

Posted on 07/05/2012 9:38:36 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Rep. Jackson's condition 'more serious' than thought, getting in-patient treatment By Daniel Strauss - 07/05/12 11:56 AM ET

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), who took a leave of absence from Congress, is suffering from a medical condition more serious than "initially believed," according to a statement from his office.

The nine-term lawmaker is receiving "in-patient" treatment for "certain physical and emotional ailments," the statement noted. It did not provide additional details about his illness or how long he would be absent from Capital Hill.

"Congressman Jackson's medical condition is more serious than we thought and initially believed," Jackson spokesman Frank Watkins said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. "Recently, we have been made aware that he has grappled with certain physical and emotional ailments privately for a long period of time."

The Illinois congressman had been on medical leave since June 10 because of exhaustion. He is receiving treatment at a medical facility, according to Watkins.

"At present, he is undergoing further evaluation and treatment at an in-patient medical facility," the statement continues. "According to the preliminary diagnosis from his doctors, Congressman Jackson will need to receive extended in-patient treatment as well as continuing medical treatment thereafter. We ask that you keep Congressman Jackson and his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult period."

Jackson is favored for reelection after fending off a tough primary challenge from former Rep. Debbie Halvorson (D-Ill.) earlier this year.

Since his medical leave, Jackson's office had remained fairly quiet about his location and health.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blago; chicagoway; jessejacksonjr; jjj; jjjr
Hmmm...........
1 posted on 07/05/2012 9:38:43 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Drug rehab..........


2 posted on 07/05/2012 9:41:13 AM PDT by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply ! ! ..)
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To: Sub-Driver

The illness is political - designed to keep him out of jail as opposed to his buddy the last governor of Ill.


3 posted on 07/05/2012 9:41:58 AM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Translation: The FBI is closing in.


4 posted on 07/05/2012 9:42:42 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Sub-Driver
"certain physical and emotional ailments,"

Cocaine, black tar, Percosets, Oxycontin, Crack, Horse, name your poison........

5 posted on 07/05/2012 9:42:42 AM PDT by Gaffer (NOVEMBER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Since his medical leave, Jackson's office had remained fairly quiet about his location and health.
Just ask his dad - he has to know where his son is.
BTW - isn't Jackson the focus of a corruption investigation?
6 posted on 07/05/2012 9:42:58 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: edcoil

Please explain.


7 posted on 07/05/2012 9:43:07 AM PDT by robowombat
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To: Timber Rattler
Translation: The FBI is closing in.

FBI is under the dept of Just US?

They probably will find that Jr. has got nothin' to do with nothin'.

9 posted on 07/05/2012 9:46:07 AM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: Sub-Driver
If the saying “For the sins of the father the children must pay” were an axiom this brother is headin’ straight to Hell.
10 posted on 07/05/2012 9:46:46 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("With one appallingly stupid ruling SCCJ Roberts converted tax lawyers into defense attorneys.")
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To: Sub-Driver

So if Valerie Jarrett does get his seat, does that mean Blago will be let out of jail?


11 posted on 07/05/2012 9:48:54 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sub-Driver
Sounds like he has ‘Hammer and Sickle cell anemia’.
12 posted on 07/05/2012 9:48:54 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Rep. Jackson’s condition ‘more serious’ than thought”

Translation: The Chicago Mob has decided pay-to-play has too much liability, so steps had to be taken.


13 posted on 07/05/2012 9:49:13 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: All

Diagnosis: Familial Septic Racism Toxicity.

BIHMF.


14 posted on 07/05/2012 9:49:43 AM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Hope its nothing trivial”


15 posted on 07/05/2012 9:54:08 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Sub-Driver

I find it strange they had no trouble finding Zimmerman, or any Rebulican wherever their hiding. Selective finding I guess.


17 posted on 07/05/2012 9:55:01 AM PDT by easternsky
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To: robowombat

Jackson was in line to buy Obama’s freshly vacated seat in 2008. The only reason Blagojevich did take the bribe was because the sting officers offered more $$$. I think that’s it.

If it’s “health related,” word of what it is will leak out soon enough. This kind of story is golden to National Enquirer.


18 posted on 07/05/2012 9:56:25 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Only a dirty politician would take a leave of absence during a 2 year job.


19 posted on 07/05/2012 9:57:26 AM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Lord Obama, the one for whom JJ jr thinks an additional Biblical chapter should be written, should lay his healing hands on JJ jr to heal whatever his affliction.


20 posted on 07/05/2012 9:59:45 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Thanks for the Crook County insight.


21 posted on 07/05/2012 10:00:08 AM PDT by robowombat
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To: Sub-Driver

If this public SERVANT cannot tell everyone what he has, he should resign.


22 posted on 07/05/2012 10:03:08 AM PDT by PghBaldy (I eagerly await the next news about the struggles of Elizabeth Sacheen Littlefeather Warren.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I noticed that his speech was slurred... ;-)


23 posted on 07/05/2012 10:03:13 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Sub-Driver
Detox?
24 posted on 07/05/2012 10:03:51 AM PDT by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hope it’s contagious to Democrats.


25 posted on 07/05/2012 10:08:59 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Sub-Driver

>”certain physical and emotional ailments,”

Common code words for bipolar & schizophrenic disorders, possibly bought on by drug or alcohol stressors


26 posted on 07/05/2012 10:12:00 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Venturer
Hope it’s contagious to Democrats.

Few things are more contagious among the Left than treason.

27 posted on 07/05/2012 10:23:39 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1261 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Detox? Syphillis? Recto-crainial dysplasia? Herniated logic?


28 posted on 07/05/2012 10:24:16 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Sub-Driver

Exhaustion usually means “I got arrested and I need an alibi”.

“Yes I was carrying 2 kilos of cocaine in my trunk with 4 automatic weapons but there is a good explanation. I was exhausted. It also explains the video with the stripper that turned out to be a Chinese agent. I’m really tired. “


29 posted on 07/05/2012 10:30:48 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Beagle8U

LOL!


30 posted on 07/05/2012 10:37:08 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: IronJack

AIDS?


31 posted on 07/05/2012 10:50:48 AM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: Sub-Driver

He is hiding to avoid any public pronouncements or other embarrassments. The day after his “re-election” he will emerge from hiding.


32 posted on 07/05/2012 10:58:07 AM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Get better soon. More important things in life than politics.


33 posted on 07/05/2012 11:28:40 AM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: Sub-Driver

His disease is called liberalism.


34 posted on 07/05/2012 11:38:59 AM PDT by ohiobushman (Only in N.Y.C can u buy beer by the case,liquor by the gallon,but be a criminal buying a soda!)
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To: EggsAckley

I can only he has an ingrown erection and it screws him as badly as he has been screwing the American public for all these years.


35 posted on 07/05/2012 11:49:19 AM PDT by dearolddad
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To: ScottinVA
Lord Obama, ... should lay his healing hands on JJ jr to heal whatever his affliction.

I'm pretty sure Gaylord would love to lay his hands on JJ.

36 posted on 07/05/2012 12:32:21 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: Sub-Driver; Impy; Clintonfatigued; BlackElk; Dr. Sivana; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican

He’s suffering from an acute case of corruption.


37 posted on 07/05/2012 12:41:00 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Sub-Driver; Impy; Clintonfatigued; BlackElk; Dr. Sivana; AuH2ORepublican
>> He’s suffering from an acute case of corruption. <<

Nobody buys the official "exhaustion" explanation, but I'm not gonna complain. Every day without Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress is a beautiful day.

>> Jackson is favored for reelection after fending off a tough primary challenge from former Rep. Debbie Halvorson (D-Ill.) earlier this year. <<

"Favored"?! "Tough"?! Only in the eyes of the mainstream media. Jackson lost 2 out of 3 counties in his newly redrawn district (Will and Kankakee) but STILL managed to win that primary with over 70% of the vote, thanks to overwhelming support in Crook County. Jackson could have sat home with Andrew Jackson as his RAT primary opponent and he would have won easily. His constituents are completely brain dead. Ditto with the general election. Other RATs like Dan Rostencowski will lose if they get indicted. Jr. could be caught slaughtering small children in satanic ceremonies and he'd STILL win the general election over a Republican. Adolf Hitler would win that district running as a RAT.

38 posted on 07/05/2012 1:29:43 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Illegals for Perry/Gingrich 2012 : Don't be "heartless"/ Be "humane")
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To: Sub-Driver

The “Dick” is having a hard time getting is “Johnson” back in his pants.


39 posted on 07/05/2012 3:18:10 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; TheRightGuy

Whatever is wrong with him I hope he dies.

Excuse me I mean dieTs, wouldn’t want him to get paunchy like his Pa.


40 posted on 07/09/2012 10:50:19 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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