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 ...