Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned over the holiday weekend, thus ending my fun and triggering a February primary for his seat which might feature an honest-to-Axelrod child predator, among other lunatics. Not that Jesse Jackson Jr. wasn’t a lunatic. And that has nothing to do with the alleged bipolar disorder he claims he has that conveniently allowed him to sit out the campaign. He did naked karate. In a Turkish bathhouse. In front of people.
But whatever. The assumption is that Jackson Jr. resigned because of an impending indictment, and only when Congress agreed to pay him long-term disability, which means we’d pay him for doing less work than we were already paying him to do. The catch was that he would probably lose his pension because, obviously, if you’re a felon and in Congress you probably shouldn’t also get your pension.
But see, that last part was an assumption. And when you assume, you make an ass out of you and me.