If they kept reelecting Barney Frank, who had a home where male prostitutes were turning tricks, and Marion Barry, who was caught smoking crack on tape, why wouldn't they send Jesse Jackson, Jr. back into office?
He's being treated for bipolar disorder -- a mental illness that can bring depression, mania, risky behavior and delusions.
He's had a highly publicized relationship with a "social acquaintance" that rocked his marriage.
His name is repeatedly linked to disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Now he's the target of a federal investigation into "suspicious activity" into his congressional finances.
What does all this mean for Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s political future when the Nov. 6 election is a little more than three weeks away?
"He's going to be re-elected," political consultant Thom Serafin said. "In this particular part of the world, being a 'D' is so important."
Junior isn't even campaigning. He doesn't have to. Being a D is so important that it trumps all else, but what do you expect from a party that still tolerates his father, the good Reverend that produced a love-child during an affair with one of his staffers, then paid her hush money.
I'm starting to think that John Edwards might have a shot at a comeback in the modern Democratic Party.
If you're one of the old guard that still thinks the Democratic Party stands for something good, wake up.