Jesse Jackson Jr. ‘exhausted’: Twitter speculates

http://twitter.com/#!/politico/status/217395150081626113

Uh oh.  Is “exhaustion” the new code word for “problems of an uncomfortable nature”?

Politico reports:

In a brief statement released Monday, Jackson’s staff disclosed that the lawmaker has been on medical leave since June 10. Jackson, who has served in Congress since 1995, has not voted in the House since June 8, voting records show.

A spokesman for Jackson did not know when the lawmaker would return to Washington.

Because he is a politician, the Twitterverse is naturally skeptical.

Hmmm. . .“@foxnation: Rep Jesse Jackson Jr Takes Leave For 'Exhaustion' http://t.co/YXFMXUPh

— Claire Mahoney (@TaggertGirl) June 26, 2012

Sex scandal? RT @politico: Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. to take leave of absence due to "exhaustion"' http://t.co/W3WejLhc

— Phineas Fahrquar (@irishspy) June 26, 2012

Jesse Jackson Jr. on leave for "exhaustion." Apparently his father tried to explain both seasons of Game of Thrones to him in one sitting.

— Mitch (@Lifeisamitch) June 26, 2012

Cong. Jesse Jackson Jr on medical leave for "exhaustion." Exhausted from answering the feds' questions re: how much for the Obama sen. seat?

— Mary Dixon (@MaryLDixon) June 26, 2012

@MaryLDixon Makes it tougher for the FBI to grab you at the crack of dawn when you're hospitalized. #weareexhaustedofhim

— Roy Kissel (@roykissel) June 26, 2012

We wish Jackson a speedy recovery from whatever ails him and sympathize, as America is pretty exhausted too.

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