Jesse Jackson, Jr left on a medical leave June 25, 2012. Here is TPM’s take on it: http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/07/jesse_jackson_mystery.php
They are commenting on the “vague and sometimes anonymous statements to the media that hinted something more serious might be at play.”
He’s certainly not my favorite politician and seems to be too friendly with some decidedly crooked pols- the Blagojevich Senate seat sale, for example. But I am curious as to why he is missing. Most professional pols would better practiced at giving plausible excuses for their (mis)behavior. I expect that from him, at least. That way they won’t have to hire those expensive reputation correction experts.
So, a legit medical problem? Avoiding the cops? Is he in rehab? Gone to South America to meet a woman? Getting a new liver?