***Want to see how far gone Illinois is? Jesse Jackson, Jr. re-elected, while in Mayo Clinic for bipolar disorder.
US Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) handily won reelection Tuesday, leading his challengers with 68 percent of the vote. Jackson is currently hospitalized at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. for bipolar disorder. He has been absent from his office since early June.
In a statement, Mr. Jackson said he was “humbled and moved by the support shown today. … Once the doctors approve my return to work, I will continue to be the progressive fighter you have known for years … My family and I are grateful for your many heartfelt prayers and kind thoughts. I continue to feel better every day and look forward to serving you.”
Jackson is currently the subject of two federal probes into alleged misconduct. A House Ethics Committee is investigating whether Jackson tried to bribe Blagojevich for an appointment to the seat, or at least tried to engage in the process through an emissary. Jackson denies the charges. Jackson is also reportedly under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for improperly using campaign funds to decorate his Washington home, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Sometimes you just gotta shake your head...
***Nothing to see here, move along...
Petraeus resigns, but of course this has nothing to do with Benghazi:
CIA Director David Petraeus resigned Friday, citing an extramarital affair, NBC News reported.
The retired U.S. Army general has served as CIA director since June 2011.