Oregon Representative Claims Mental Condition Won’t Affect Job

Of course it won’t – he’s a Democrat…when you are a Democrat a touch of crazy is a feature, not a bug.

From FOX News:

An Oregon congressman facing calls for his resignation from some of the state’s largest newspapers said the mental health condition from which he suffers doesn’t prevent him from doing his job.

U.S. Rep. David Wu told KGW-TV in an interview aired Saturday that he won’t specify his mental health issue.

“There are personal things, even for a congressman,” the Democrat told the television station. “I think it is appropriate to have some sphere of privacy about the specific diagnosis because I’m not the president of the United States with my finger on the nuclear trigger.”

I’m sorry – was that “trigger” or “Tigger”?
In case you missed it, this is the guy that had his staff – before the November elections – try to get him to commit himself to a mental institution.

Three days before the Nov. 2 election, U.S. Rep. David Wu’s most loyal and senior staffers were so alarmed by his erratic behavior that they demanded he enter a hospital for psychiatric treatment.

“This is way beyond acceptable levels and the charade needs to end NOW,” wrote Lisa Grove, a senior and long-serving campaign pollster, in an e-mail to colleagues that day. “No enabling by any potential enablers, he needs help and you need to be protected. Nothing else matters right now. Nothing else.”

For some staffers, the beginning of the end was Wednesday, Oct. 27, when Wu delivered a belligerent and rambling 19-minute monologue to Washington County Democrats that some in the audience said was inappropriate for the friendly crowd. His behavior left staff members aghast. That Thursday, on a downtown Portland sidewalk in front of Central Drugs, several staff members pleaded with him to get into their car for a private intervention. Wu refused and took off on foot. His campaign staff could only watch helplessly, afraid what their candidate might say or do.

As Glenn Reynolds says…”the country is in the best of hands.”

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