Come out, come out, Jesse Jr., wherever you are!
From the Chicago Tribune: A day after U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s office announced that he was
on medical leave for exhaustion, people who know him offered no new
details Tuesday, but they did issue new denials.
A Jackson lawyer insisted that the congressman's absence was unrelated
to longtime family friend Raghuveer Nayak's arrest last week.
A Jackson spokesman refused to
say whether the congressman was in Illinois or was even in a medical
facility, but he did beat back a rumor that Jackson was staying at a
hotel in Puerto Rico. "That would be absurd," said the spokesman, Frank
When asked when Jackson would return to work, Watkins said, "We don't know at this point."
Jackson, 47, who entered Congress is 1995 and sits on the powerful House
Appropriations Committee, has been under scrutiny over his attempts in
late 2008 to get then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich to appoint him to President
Barack Obama's Senate seat. He predicts that a House Ethics Committee
investigation will vindicate him.
Nayak, a political fundraiser central to the question of whether Jackson
tried to steer millions in campaign contributions to influence the
Blagojevich appointment, was indicted last week on unrelated federal
counts. The Oak Brook resident is accused of bribing doctors to send
patients to his surgical centers.
Chicago attorney Paul Langer, one of Jackson's lawyers, said he does not
know where the lawmaker is but that he "is suffering from exhaustion"
and "I can tell you unequivocally it has nothing to do with the arrest
of Mr. Nayak."
So, Jesse Jr. is missing and no one knows where he is? WTF. Exhaustion? Please. If you are exhausted being a congressman, then you are not capable of doing most any other job except maybe being a community organizer.
But then, the apple doesn't fall to far from the tree. Leave it to JR. to run away and fleece the taxpayers who pays his salary, just like papa who fleeces anybody who he comes in contact with.