- U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s political future again came into question on Wednesday after the revelation that he and his wife had put their four-bedroom Victorian home in Washington, D.C., on the market for $2.5 million.
A Jackson spokesman initially could not elaborate on why the South Side Democrat was putting his house on the market, but Jackson’s office later issued a statement blaming mounting medical bills, presumably from his recent bout with bipolar depression, as the reason behind the sale. The Jacksons took out a $400,000 loan against the house just two years ago.
As one wag suggested, $400,000 is a pretty good retainer for a defense attorney. Seeing as how JJJr has the platinum health care benefits of a member of Congress, we don't see the $400,000 as necessarily for "health care" costs.
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