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Rev. Jesse Jackson: No Guess When Son Will Return to Congress
ABC News ^ | September 4, 2012 | Julie Percha and Jonathan Karl

Posted on 09/04/2012 9:25:43 PM PDT by Zakeet

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has been absent from Congress for almost three months — and today, his father, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, said he could not even guess when his son might return to Capitol Hill.

“I don’t want to hazard a guess,” Jackson said in an interview on the ABC News/Yahoo Democratic National Convention live stream. “I mean, I’m a father in this, not — not medical adviser,” he said. “He must make that decision as to whether … he can continue to serve.”

When Jesse Jackson Jr. abruptly took a leave of absence from Congress in early June, staffers initially pointed to “exhaustion” as the reason for his sudden disappearance, but ABC News later learned he was being treated for bipolar disorder at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.

“We love him so much. We’re so caught off-guard by what happened to him, but he’s recovering, and we want him to take his time,” Jackson said. “He is slowly regaining, but he must prioritize his health and let nothing come before his health.”

Jackson said he visits his son at least once a week and sees improvement.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: congress; jackson; mayoclinic

My little Boobie ain't coming out of that hatch until he finishes the basket he's weaving ... or until the government runs out of money ... whichever comes first!

1 posted on 09/04/2012 9:25:49 PM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Golly, what about his constituents?


2 posted on 09/04/2012 9:27:06 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Zakeet

Good GOD what an ugly SOB! (inside AND OUT)l...and....what is up with that knot in the middle of his forehead..........it is strikingly similar to the knot Muslims get from banging their head on the ground in prayer 7 times a day.......
THings that make ya go Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm


3 posted on 09/04/2012 9:30:04 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: Zakeet

Never would be good for the people who pay his wages


4 posted on 09/04/2012 9:32:39 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Zakeet
Jesse's kind o'job. What is it, $178K/yr plus expenses plus this plus that plus the other?

I'll just be stayin' in the exhaustion ward till I'm feeling up to it. The rigors of my schedule on behalf of my con-STIT-you-ents may just be too much f'me. Yessir.

Come over here sugah. I'm feeling a little bit un-exhausted just at the moment. Mmmm-mm.

5 posted on 09/04/2012 9:33:23 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Zakeet

Only a corrupt democrat would hold on to power after being unable to serve a 2 year term. You serve at our pleasure sir. Please resign.


6 posted on 09/04/2012 9:47:10 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: samadams2000

“You serve at our pleasure sir. Please resign.”

Yes, let’s replace him with a voting democrat congressman...


7 posted on 09/04/2012 9:51:26 PM PDT by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: Zakeet

doesn’t he have a election to take care of, or does Ill do it the Chicago way it’s his until he decides he doesn’t want it....


8 posted on 09/04/2012 9:52:13 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: Zakeet

Jesse Jr is only playing sick for sympathy to save his corrupt a$$ from charges from the pay to be senator scandal in Illinois when obama resigned to become pResident.

The DA was close to an indictment and this stunt has shut it down for now.


9 posted on 09/04/2012 9:59:05 PM PDT by packrat35 (Admit it! We are almost ready to be called a police state!)
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To: Zakeet

If we had a speaker with cajones, and not Boehner, they’d start the removal process that they can with House rules.


10 posted on 09/04/2012 10:09:33 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are useless and useful idiots.)
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To: Zakeet

Cut the crap Jessie, your son’s a crack addict and we all know it.


11 posted on 09/04/2012 10:11:29 PM PDT by Bullish (Liars aren't always thieves but thieves are ALWAYS liars)
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To: Fledermaus

“If we had a speaker with cajones, and not Boehner, they’d start the removal process that they can with House rules.”

Luckily for America Boehner is smart...he knows an non-voting democrat congressman is better than a voting one!


12 posted on 09/04/2012 10:20:37 PM PDT by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: Wpin

Ah, that is a good point.


13 posted on 09/04/2012 10:34:24 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are useless and useful idiots.)
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To: packrat35
I've said it before. Jesse Jackson Jr. aspired to be MAYOR of Chicago. Not Senator of Illinois. As Mayor, he can become a millionaire MUCH easier, and nobody will blink an eye.

Best gig in politics.

14 posted on 09/04/2012 10:46:37 PM PDT by boop (It's not personal...it's strictly business)
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To: Zakeet

How long does it take to get through detox?


15 posted on 09/04/2012 10:56:57 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (The Obamas = rude, crude and socially unacceptable)
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To: Zakeet

Should have resigned a long time ago. But they get greedy when they be in power don’t they?


16 posted on 09/04/2012 10:57:59 PM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: packrat35

Well of course we all know this silly, its more fun to make up/fabricate make believe excuses. Freepers are so clever. :-)


17 posted on 09/04/2012 11:00:04 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (The Obamas = rude, crude and socially unacceptable)
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To: Zakeet

With a father like Jesse his brain had to be half scrambled before he discovered the wonder of pharmaceuticals.

I have no sympathy for any of these looters.


18 posted on 09/05/2012 1:27:02 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Zakeet
Rumor Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr Attempted Suicide


19 posted on 09/05/2012 1:36:38 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Zakeet

Why is there no call to replace him? Do Repubs have a shot at his seat?


20 posted on 09/05/2012 1:50:55 AM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: Zakeet

LOL!!!!

Sadly, JJ Jr must be batshit crazy to be locked up as an inpatient for so long.


21 posted on 09/05/2012 2:42:38 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: packrat35

BINGO!!!! Is he still in the MAYO Clinic??? He’ll stay where he is until the staute of limitations runs out!!


22 posted on 09/05/2012 4:01:44 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Zakeet

he was being treated for bipolar disorder...HMMMM. A personality (so called disease) is reason for locking him up?


23 posted on 09/05/2012 4:49:46 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Zakeet

He needs to resign. Yesterday.


24 posted on 09/05/2012 5:59:40 AM PDT by PghBaldy (The DNC asks that instead of applause, people wave their legs in the air.)
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