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Jesse Jackson, Jr.’s Mom “‘My Son, Is Unwell, And He Needs A Moment To Heal”

July 28, 2012

I think the Jackson folks need to hire  a PR firm.  A good one. And soon.

Really.

I admire and respect Rev. Jesse Jackson and that is why I am so befuddled over the sloppy way the whole matter has been handled with his son.

The latest continuation of bad press, and more than a muddled message came from the most unlikely of sources, Jesse Jackson, Jr.’s Mom!

The mother of U.S. Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr has broken the silence surrounding her son’s mysterious illness saying he’s struggled to deal with ‘enormous disappointment’ over recent years.

In an emotional and spiritual speech at the Operation PUSH annual conference on Friday, Jacqueline Jackson opened up about her son’s political disappointments and his illness, that doctors have called a ‘mood disorder.’

‘I’m not ashamed to say he thought he was going to be a senator. He thought he was going to have a chance to run for mayor. And young people don’t bounce back from disappointment like me and my husband,’ she told the Chicago crowd.

The scandal-hit congressman’s career was damaged after allegations of an extra-marital affair, as well as being tangled in the corruption surrounding former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.

Clearly emotional, Mrs Jackson asked for prays and privacy on Friday, the first time she has spoken out about her son’s condition: ‘My son, is unwell, and he needs a moment to heal. And I ask you to pray for me without cease. Do for me what I’ve done for you. I want you to respect that. Give us a moment. Most of all for him.

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