Oklahoma First District Rep. John Sullivan mailed an official, taxpayer-supported document to his constituents just last week, a document that said Sullivan is "Representing Your Interests in Congress."
Or maybe not. Sullivan checked himself into the Betty Ford Clinic last week, so he's nowhere near Congress and he's not currently representing the people of the First District.
Indeed, the conservative Tulsa Republican has taken an official leave from his Congressional duties to deal with his alcohol addition, a problem that the Congressman has been battling for some time.
This is not Sullivan's first encounter with alcoholism. As the Tulsa World reported last week, the Congressman has spoken openly about his drinking, at one point speaking to high school students about the dangers of alcohol. "He said at the time he finally had eliminated alcohol from his life," the World noted.
Unfortunately for Sullivan (and us), that was not the case.