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What to do about Jesse Jr.
Chicago Tribune, by Editorial

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Posted By:tisHimself, 10/10/2012 11:35:37 AM

"I believe at some point in time he will come back. I don't know whether that will be before the election or after the election." — Chicago Ald. Sandi Jackson, 7th, speaking about her husband, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Voters in the 2nd Congressional District are staring at a quandary: With an election less than a month away, they don't know whether or when Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. will return to work. It's been an open-ended question since late June, when Jackson's staff revealed that he'd been on medical leave for two weeks.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Italiano, 10/10/2012 11:36:44 AM     (No. 8922974)

Now be nice, gang. Be nice.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JonR, 10/10/2012 11:40:08 AM     (No. 8922988)

Only a black Democrat can get away with job abandonment!There it is!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: OdinsAcolyte, 10/10/2012 11:45:50 AM     (No. 8923013)

Congress does no real work and is not needed for the whole year every year. They should all take a two year leave. Get a real job. We need to stop government parasites. That alone would rescue the economy.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: pros7767, 10/10/2012 11:45:51 AM     (No. 8923014)

Indict him.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: surgedr, 10/10/2012 11:45:56 AM     (No. 8923015)

Surprise! Chicago Tribune endorses all Democrats!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: sgtfox of the jarhead clan, 10/10/2012 11:48:35 AM     (No. 8923024)

Does drug rehab really take this long ?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: kiwinews, 10/10/2012 11:59:04 AM     (No. 8923052)

Poor Jesse Junior has been at home watching Law & Order marathons in his bathrobe for five months with no cure in sight, and still the Trib just can't bring itself to endorse another guy. THAT's job security.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 10/10/2012 12:02:09 PM     (No. 8923058)

I dunno. Stuff him and put him on a street corner?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: maggie2u, 10/10/2012 12:13:29 PM     (No. 8923091)

FTA...'Jackson is recovering at home in Washington, D.C....'
Gosh, I thought he was a representative from Chicago, not D.C.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: provide, 10/10/2012 12:29:50 PM     (No. 8923157)

He'll just be the first Skype congressman.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 10/10/2012 12:38:15 PM     (No. 8923184)

since his DC home is on the market, perhaps he's conducting tours in his bathrobe...

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Hazymac, 10/10/2012 12:50:49 PM     (No. 8923218)

Baker Act?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: wlit22z, 10/10/2012 12:53:38 PM     (No. 8923222)

How long are the voters in Chicago going to wait for him to recover, if he ever does? At what point is enough, enough?

Throw the bum out if he can't do the job. All he's doing now is collecting his salary for doing no work. Nice job if you can get it, but, of course, only a Democrap can get away with that kind of stuff and only in Chicago would the voters keep paying a ne'er do well Congressman who should probably resign so someone else can do the job adequately.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: horacer, 10/10/2012 12:57:45 PM     (No. 8923232)

How about a little electro shock therapy. Or a lot of electro shock therapy.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: uno, 10/10/2012 1:31:37 PM     (No. 8923322)

Well, someone should saying: Hey! Since they haven't had a Representative for half a year, maybe they don't need a Representative at all!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: AltaD, 10/10/2012 1:38:05 PM     (No. 8923345)

FTA: He's also worked at a plastics molding firm, bused tables, bailed hay, tended cattle and practiced law — not a career path you might expect would lead to Congress.

I don't suppose their point is that the GOP candidate is overqualified.

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