For those who haven’t heard, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) hasn’t been seen on Capital Hill for several weeks, and even his fellow Democrats are starting to ask “WTF?” At first, his staff said he was being treated for exhaustion, but the latest word is that he has a “mood disorder.”
Here’s where the floodgates of speculation open. Two rumors I’ve heard are that he’s in a drug rehab facility, and that he attempted suicide because he’s going to be indicted for corruption. (He is part of the Chicago political machine, so frankly an investigation is not unlikely.) What do you think is going on?