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Sun Times Demands Sen. Kirk’s Med Records, Ignores Jesse Jackson. Jr.’s

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Witch hunt: The Chicago Sun-Times once again revels in its partisanship by demanding the public release of the medical records of Senator Mark Kirk while ignoring the records of Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr.

For the Times, Phil Kadner is all upset that the U.S. government should be expected to pay for the medical bills and recovery costs for Illinois Senator Mark Kirk, a Republican who suffered a stroke last year and has since been making a steady recovery.

But the same left-wing Old Media hack isn’t calling for the records of Democrat Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., who claims he has “bi-polar” disorder and was out of the public eye for most of the year before finally resigning in disgrace just ahead of a federal investigation into his theft of campaign funds.

The differences between the two cases are stark, indeed. With Senator Kirk, we have a navy veteran who served his nation proudly then became a U.S. Senator. He’s done much to earn a little help from the American people. Further, during his stroke recovery he’s been working from home. The latter a fact no one disputes.

Kirk is not under indictment. There are no investigations into his actions on anything. Regardless of what you think of his voting record, by every account Senator Mark Kirk has been a good and faithful servant to the American people and the people of Illinois.



  1. CrustyB

    December 11th, 2012

    The Sun Times is a non-newspaper staffed with non-journalists. They need to go out of business already.

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  2. Death_By_Farts

    December 11th, 2012

    Stupidly obvious…Kirk is a Republican, Jackson is a Democrat.

    If Kirk were black and Jackson white, it STILL wouldn’t matter.

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  3. scribble

    December 11th, 2012

    Don’t care about either one of them – I want to see obama’s medical records.

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  4. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 11th, 2012

    @scribble — Hell, I’d settle for any authenticated records from 0bama. I’d settle for a phone or gas bill from his college days proving he was actually somewhere near the college in question.

    I’m sure they will be available as soon as the ink dries.

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  5. sablegsd

    December 11th, 2012

    I hate regressives.

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  6. thirdtwin

    December 11th, 2012

    Scribble, Kirk should send a note from his doctor which says that Kirk is healthy. That’s how Barky handled it.

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