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Politician Enters Rehab. Why?

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Published on Jul 11, 2012

Chicago Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. (D) has entered rehab for exhaustion. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss what they think are the real reasons he's entered rehab, was drug addiction the real reason? Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

UPDATE: U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is under intensive medical treatment for a "mood disorder," his office announced in a brief statement Wednesday, more than a month after the Chicago Democrat quietly went on medical leave of absence.

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Comments • 362

Jay Dubbayou
exhaustion? for that you go home, you get rest. take a week or two off work if it's bad enough. rehab is for drugs, alcohol, or injuries and serious health issues. you don't do 30 days because you're exhausted. I even asked my doctor why people say this shit. even he said, it's to protect their image.
Adam Malik
It's not that he's a public figure, the fact is that he has a very important job to be doing
ancel1961
I agree with you about Jessie Sr. but disagree with your statement,"They vote based on color." ... If Herman Cain (who is 100% Black American), had won the Republican nomination do you think Cain would have received more Black votes than Obama who is half Black & half White?
ancel1961
In this particular case, I highly doubt if most of the people who voted for him watch FOX or CNN news ... I would wager he received more votes from people who regularly watch Meet The Browns than votes from people who regularly watch Meet The Press 
Marco Galo Doido
Or the level of action and involvement from the electorate. People united can drown out the voice of corporate money; but if theyre getting their news from Fox or CNN then I dont blame their complacency
ancel1961
Can you believe he got re-elected despite not campaigning and being in a mental hospital? ... Just goes to show you the mental capacity of most of the voters in his district 
trident519
38 days until Election Day. Where's Jacksoon? asked by Waldo.
Marco Galo Doido
Privacy issue or Accountability issue? If I leave work for a month and tell my boss I'm away due to exhaustion, chances are I'll be fired unless I come clean. He chose to serve the public. They are his bosses. Politicians get away with too much. If we cant get accountability on these lesser cases, how do we get it on campaign contributions, special interests pushing legislation, and etc? 
Mad5am
They just need more disciprine?
Lora Logue
If he's really suffering from exhaustion, he should just call it chronic fatigue. Y'know, 'cause that's what that is.
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