Healing should be Jesse Jackson Jr.'s priority
The Kansas City Star
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was right to resign his seat in the House this week even though he was just re-elected on Nov. 6.
The 47-year-old Illinois Democrat had been hospitalized for the treatment of bipolar depression. It is nothing to take lightly.
The job of representing his Chicago-area district could certainly have pushed him back into the hospital because of the stress related to doing the work.
Chicago will be better served with the election of a new representative, and Jackson would do well to concentrate on improving his mental health.