Bi-polar disorder is a fact of life for 5.7 million Americans and apparently including Rep. Knollenberg's Chief of Staff Trent Wisecup. Yet that does not mean what phrases Trent screamed at MoveOn.org activist Bruce Fealk was the sole cause. There are plenty of people with the mental disorder that vote and think all over the political divide. Still, it is good to see that Trent is now seeking help.
From The Detroit News:
In an an e-mail to reporters, aide Trent Wisecup said he recently checked himself into Beaumont Hospital in Oakland after sending out "weird and flat out kooky" e-mails.
He added that on Oct. 13 he got "fired up" in what became a tense verbal skirmish with a camera-wielding activist challenging Knollenberg, R-Bloomfield Hills, over the Iraq war and children's health care.
A video of the incident at a Rochester drugstore, titled "Trent Wisecup goes crazy in Rochester," is up on YouTube.com, where it has been viewed more than 35,600 times.
I wish Trent well in his recovery and dealing with his bi-polar disorder, but as for keeping the job with Rep. Knollenberg, the Republican Congressman might not have a job after next year so perhaps he should look elsewhere.