Who also thinks he’s a “reincarnated Greek chariot driver.”
Via Chicago Sun-Times:
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. — not heard from since June — being treated for bipolar disorder and depression — and facing a new federal probe — is sending an automated phone message to his constituents over the weekend, pleading for patience before the election, speaking out about his condition for the first time.
“Like many human beings, a series of events came together in my life at the same time and they have been difficult to sort through. I am human. I am doing my best. I am trying to sort through them all,” Jackson says in the call.
He adds, “I am starting to heal. The good news is my health is improving, but my doctors tell me the road to recovery is a long one. For nearly 18 years I have served the people of the second district, I am anxious to return to work on your behalf, but at this time it is against medical advice, and while I will always give my all to my constituents, I ask for your continued patience as I work to get my health back.”