Picture of the Day: David Wu in a Tiger Suit

Things got a bit weird for Oregon Democrat David Wu last October:

WuTigerWatermark.nar.jpg

Wu's behavior became erratic during his 6th re-election campaign and included more than one loud, angry outburst, the Willamette Week reported last week. His advisers staged two "interventions," and staff sought to keep him from the public eye in the last three days before Election Day. Wu was urged to seek psychiatric care.

Using his congressional BlackBerry, Wu sent the above photo (sans message) to a female staffer at 1:03 a.m. PST on Oct. 30. It was first published by the Willamette Week.

Wu, who in addition to being a lawyer, attended Harvard Medical School, explained his behavior by saying he accepted painkillers -- two tablets -- from a political donor while traveling after finding he'd left his own medication for neck pain in Washington, D.C. A single father, Wu also says he was under duress caring for his two daughters and 88-year-old mother. He has since sought mental-health care and medication, he told George Stephanopoulos Tuesday on "Good Morning America."

Presented by

Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

Google Street View, Transformed Into a Tiny Planet

A 360-degree tour of our world, made entirely from Google's panoramas

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Google Street View, Transformed Into a Tiny Planet

A 360-degree tour of our world, made entirely from Google's panoramas

Video

The 86-Year-Old Farmer Who Won't Quit

A filmmaker returns to his hometown to profile the patriarch of a family farm

Video

Riding Unicycles in a Cave

"If you fall down and break your leg, there's no way out."

Video

Carrot: A Pitch-Perfect Satire of Tech

"It's not just a vegetable. It's what a vegetable should be."

Video

The Benefits of Living Alone on a Mountain

"You really have to love solitary time by yourself."

More in Politics

Just In