Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has been hospitalized for… something (purportedly mood disorder and exhaustion — others say alcoholism)… for over a couple of weeks now. His mother gave a statement yesterday:

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s mother, Jacqueline Jackson, told a Rainbow/PUSH conference Friday that her son has suffered years of “enormous disappointment.”

“I’m not ashamed to say … he thought he was going to be a senator. He thought he was going to have a chance to run for mayor. And young people don’t bounce back from disappointment like me and my husband,” she said.

“He coulda been a contenda!”

If you read that portion in bold a certain way it sounds as if she’s insulting herself, her husband and their parenting skills, but I think she’s trying to say that she and her husband are resilient (Jesse Sr.’s biggest disappointments are when the people he’s shaking down have empty pockets).

Don’t worry though, Jesse Jr.’s dad made him an appointment with his personal race card-iologist, so hopefully Jr. will be up and around again soon.

And I’m sure this is just a coincidence:

Around the same time he was taking a medical leave from his job as a congressman — a leave not announced until two weeks later — his friend and fund-raiser Raghuveer Nayak was arrested as part of an unrelated alleged fraud scheme.

Nayak allegedly offered former Gov. Rod Blagojevich campaign money in exchange for Blagojevich appointing Jackson to Barack Obama’s U.S. Senate seat, according to testimony at Blagojevich’s trial. Jackson has never been charged and maintained he never authorized any campaign contribution offer in exchange for the Senate seat appointment he publicly campaigned for.

In other news that’s worth a mention but doesn’t warrant a separate post…

Another Kennedy has been arrested for driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident.

If only the Kennedy family got a nickel for every time “Kennedy” and “driving under the influence” appeared in the same story. As a matter of fact, I think they do, which is why they’re so rich.


9 Responses to “Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Leave of Absence Continues; Mother Says He’s Suffered ‘Years of Disappointment’”

  1. ChapBix on July 14th, 2012 2:44 pm

    Yes, I am sure it was a huge disappointment for him not to be appointed to Obama's (actually, the people of Illinois') vacated seat. After all, he was entitled to it as an African-American and all. /sarc off

  2. ChapBix on July 14th, 2012 2:45 pm

    Better course of action for him would be not to stand for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives and run that beer distributorship his pappy got for him as part of a shakedown of a brewing company.

  3. SignPainterGuy on July 14th, 2012 3:03 pm

    I read that there is also some drug use / addiction involved in his rehab. I know, you can`t believe everything you read and less of what you hear (or is it the other way around ?), but wasn`t Mayor Barry, DC, set up ?

    Too bad he can`t do as the pResidunce does when he gets all stressed out from pResidentin`; play a few rounds of golf, take a big vacay, spend a few $Million of taxpayer money. Oh, now I see the problem; Jr. didn`t get what he wanted, that money makin` senate seat, so he can`t spend taxpayer money. DANG ! He just ain`t gettin` no respect !

  4. Marshall_Will on July 14th, 2012 3:17 pm

    Or he could just chill w/ David Wu?

  5. Marshall_Will on July 14th, 2012 3:20 pm

    "She was charged with driving while impaired by drugs and released, News12 reported. She is scheduled to appear in North Castle Court on July 17.

    A Kennedy spokesman denied that she was using drugs at the time of her arrest."

    So what's your explanation for her SIDE SWIPING a freaking tractor trailer!? She's just f'n crazy..? Hey Doug, thanks for the weekend updates and all but a little heads up next time? If Kerry K is 52, she makes Keith Richards look 'spry'.

  6. clu seatoe on July 14th, 2012 3:25 pm


    Welcome to the human race!!



    In being the son of his father.



    So mommy has to send a note to the teacher.
    I’m sure she meant to say, “…he suffered years of (BEING A) disappointment…”
    Haven’t heard anything from dad yet.

  7. Rosalie on July 15th, 2012 12:36 pm

    It's par for the course. They're liberals who make themselves into victims when things don't go their way.

  8. backwoodsconservative on July 15th, 2012 10:26 pm
  9. SignPainterGuy on July 16th, 2012 12:28 am

    "You mean I`m gonna STAY this color ?"

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