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JESSE JACKSON JUNIOR SAYS HE IS STILL NOT WELL BECAUSE, WELL, HE EMBEZZLED MONEY AND CHEATED ON HIS WIFE
October 16 2012
Chicago, IL – There is little doubt that when it comes to Jesse Jackson Jr. the apple has fallen far from the tree. It didn’t appear that way at first. Jackson appeared to actually be doing pretty well and following very much in the footsteps of his famous father but that didn’t last very long.
The differences between Junior and Senior first started to become apparent earlier this year when Jackson started to do some odd things, like vanishing for days on end with no one knowing where he was. That quickly escalated and Jackson was eventually committed to a treatment facility to deal with depression and other issues.
Jackson has since been released from that facility and is back home, but according to the man himself he is not doing well, not at all, likely in part because as long as he is sick people will feel sorry for him and not give him too much trouble over his embezzlement of campaign funds or cheating on his wife or any of the other myriad of things he has done.
“I am not well,” said Jackson after being asked by reporters.
He elaborated a little bit on that, though in a very low tone and was not chatty at all which is what a person who is suffering from depression might very well sound like.
Jackson’s father, Jesse Jackson senior, was unable to shed any more light on his son’s condition presumably because he also wants to help him avoid inevitable criminal charges.
It’s not clear if Jackson was sick a lot during school, especially on test days.
“Clearly Jackson, for whatever reason, is in a tough spot and that is something that will take a while for him to work through. He is obviously suffering from some emotional problems even if they aren’t, like real emotional problems but only related to the stupid stuff he has clearly done but that doesn’t make them any less valid,” said Scrape TV Political analyst Gabriel Kinsey. “I mean obviously he won’t want to get into trouble for stealing campaign money to fix up his house, who would, and that has likely helped exacerbate his depression. Cheating on his wife probably doesn’t help either.”
Jackson is, in theory, running for re-election this year despite all the problems he is having. He is still well enough for that.
“Jackson certainly, following trouble like this, is not going to be President or anything which is something he clearly could have made a serious run at and that’s too bad. I mean he was in a no-win situation in respect to that because once he started stealing money and doing all the other things he was kind of screwed, and then the mental illness angle, well that’s not Presidential really,” continued Kinsey. “Normally people blame these kinds of things on advisors or a political smear campaign but clearly Jackson has gone in a different direction which is fine I suppose but misguided if he wants to extend his career any further than it is, though he may be too depressed to really think about that right now, poor man.”
Jackson is said to be spending his days resting in his home which his donors paid so much for.
Edward Bastil, Political Correspondent