Skip to comments.For a Soaring Political Career (Jesse Jackson, Jr.), Uncertain Turns
Posted on 07/13/2012 7:09:13 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
CHICAGO A few years ago, the political career of Representative Jesse L. Jackson Jr. was soaring.
His appeal had long since crossed race and class lines a Barack Obama before anyone heard of Barack Obama and he seemed destined for a political future that could reach higher and wider than that of his father, the civil rights leader and former presidential candidate whose name he shared.
But Mr. Jacksons prospects have tumbled precipitously since the end of 2008. Most recently, Mr. Jackson, 47, has been absent from Congress since June 10, and in the last few weeks his office has released three brief statements, which seemed to set off as many questions as they answered. The latest, on Wednesday night, said that he was receiving intensive medical treatment at a residential treatment facility for a mood disorder and is expected to recover.
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The author sounds like she's mourning the downfall of a promising politician whom she had such hopes for, and for whom she expected a meteoric rise in the pattern of Obama.
She writes with such reverence and lavish praise about JJJ and his grifter father that one would be tempted to think she was in love with them.
He would be nothing except for Daddy
Where’s my Bud franchise ?
OMFG, what a crock.
Your dad is not a shake down artist...Jesse Sr should be in jail
Well, JJ, Sr. has been caught spreading his seed around. Maybe she has similar fantasies about JJJ . . .
I was actually SHOCKED to find this on a Chicago media website:
Why do you think they call it dope?
I thought he was on medical leave in a country that doesn’t have extradition to the US
Chicago Bureau Chief, The New York Times
Chicago Mayor @RahmEmanuel calls for patience for Jesse Jackson Jr. “Congress is going to be there,” Tribune reports http://trib.in/NaZwlZ
10 Jul Monica Davey;@monicadavey1
RT @WBEZ:@RevJJackson on his son’s condition: He is regaining his strength, and that part will be left to him and the doctors to describe.”
“For a Soaring Political Career...”
Rod Blagjevich sends his love....