I'm not sure if "exhaustion" in Washington has the same meaning it does in Hollywood, but Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) is being treated for exhaustion, AP is reporting. He's on a medical leave of absence, Junior's office says.
Jackson is still the subject of a House Ethics Committee investigation in regards to his alleged role in the attempted sale of Barack Obama's old Senate seat by Rod Blagojevich.
Last week Raghuveer Nayak, a friend of Junior's who held a fundraiser for the now-imprisoned hair-brained former governor a few days before his arrest, was indicted on unrelated health care fraud charges.
I've run 33 marathons I still haven't been treated for exhaustion.
UPDATE June 26:
Here is something interesting. From the Chicago Tribune:
The 17-year Illinois congressman’s office declined to say Monday where he was being treated or when he is expected to return.
A statement issued Monday was the first public disclosure that Jackson has been on medical leave since June 10. During that time, Jackson’s office has issued at least 10 news releases, including a statement two days after he took medical leave in which he was quoted commending officials in south suburban Crete for withdrawing support for an immigration detention center.
Asked why Jackson's office waited two weeks to tell his constituents about his absence, spokesman Frank Watkins told the Tribune that the lack of disclosure was a "family request."
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