If Jesse Jackson Jr. genuinely suffers from bipolar disorder, as has been reported, he deserves our sympathy. Mental illness is not a moral failing.


On the other hand, I’m not going to feel sorry for Jackson if he ends up in the slammer for stuff like THIS:


Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was charged today with violating federal law by misusing campaign funds.


Jackson, 47, a Democrat from Chicago, faces felony charges, including conspiracy, in a criminal information filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Typically, federal prosecutors use an information to charge defendants ...

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If Jesse Jackson Jr. genuinely suffers from bipolar disorder, as has been reported, he deserves our sympathy. Mental illness is not a moral failing.

On the other hand, I’m not going to feel sorry for Jackson if he ends up in the slammer for stuff like THIS:

Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was charged today with violating federal law by misusing campaign funds.

Jackson, 47, a Democrat from Chicago, faces felony charges, including conspiracy, in a criminal information filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Typically, federal prosecutors use an information to charge defendants ...

Read more