haven't read all the other comments yet,so i apologize if this is old news by now.Is that THE Jesse Jackson or does he have a son and he's in political office?
Jesse Jackson Jr is in Congress, son of teh minister activist. sonny has been battling bi-polar and G-I disorders for several months now.
my beef isn't that he has issues and is out of work, but rather that he has been quiet about it while he has "mood disorders" diagnosed that get dribbled out to his constituency. there's also another congressman who has been out on extended medical leave after having a stroke. his office has been a little more forthcoming with updates, while still "requesting privacy while he rehabilitates".
my bigger concern, and one that is rarely echoed in the media taht i watch, is that these guys were elected, and no one appears to be doign their job. who's representing the people? heck, in my office, if you're out more than 12 weeks, they find someone else to do your work. you might be able to get teh same job back, but it might be antoehr similar one instead. is there someithgn like taht for legislators? If not, why not?(ok, buyign the job aside...)