Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. conspicuously dropped out of the public eye a couple of months ago. Some figured it had something to do with the pending House Ethics Committee investigation into his money-raising efforts on behalf of yet another jailed Illinois governor, Rod Blagojevich. There were whispers that he was being treated for a drug or alcohol problem. A few even speculated he might have attempted suicide. But last week, his wife broke the silence . . .
She told the Chicago Sun Times that the Congressman suffered an emotional “collapse” in June and is undergoing treatment after being “completely debilitated by depression.” And while we all hope he makes a full recovery, Warner Todd Huston of chicagonow.com points out that the Congressman holds an Illinois firearms owner identification (FOID) card.