December 13, 2006

Senator Suffers Possible Stroke

Via Fox News:

South Dakota Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson was admitted Wednesday to George Washington University hospital in Washington, D.C., for symptoms aides say indicate a stroke.

"As this stage, he is undergoing a comprehensive evaluation by the stroke team. Further details will be forthcoming when more is known," said a statement released from his office.

Johnson was admitted after wrapping up a conference call with reporters, in which he became disoriented and stuttered a response to a question. He appeared to recover, asking for any additional questions and then signed off.

I've seen a lot of political coverage of this already, and ironically enough, it is a politician that seems to be the only person keeping this in the proper perspective.

"This is a pretty mean town and lets just keep him in our prayers," said former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas. "This town is so eat up with power that everybody, you know, that's all they think about. You go to ask somebody for a cup of coffee, they question why you asked, there must be an ulterior motive to you asking.

"Senator Johnson is a really nice man from strong South Dakota stock so I am sure he'll be all right," DeLay added.

As "the Hammer" says, keep the Senator and his family in your prayers.

There will be plenty of time for our base sport of partisan sniping later.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at December 13, 2006 06:15 PM | TrackBack

I agree, pray for the Seantor and his family. He will most likely be back on the job in a couple of weeks.
On the other hand I would be happy to invite most of the dimmi's in congress to a buffet catered by Taco Bell.

Posted by: Scrapiron at December 13, 2006 06:34 PM

Senator Johnson is a good and decent man. I wish him a full recovery.

Posted by: lady redhawk at December 13, 2006 07:15 PM

May God be with him and his family. Prayers up.

Posted by: AliV at December 14, 2006 08:38 AM