Monday, January 19, 2009

Inauguration thread

Unfortunately I will not be able to comment live during the swearing in. If ET or Jonathan can comment that would be welcomed of course.

Oh and ain't it sad the Vice President wrenched his back moving out? Honestly I was shocked. I didn't know he had a spine.

Edit From The Count

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Massachusetts, collapsed Tuesday afternoon during a luncheon held for President Barack Obama in the Capitol's Statuary Hall.

President Obama greets Sen. Kennedy at the luncheon in the Capitol.

President Obama greets Sen. Kennedy at the luncheon in the Capitol.

Paramedics were called to the scene at 2:35 p.m. ET.

Kennedy, who appeared to be suffering from a seizure, was transported to a hospital.

"Senator Kennedy had a seizure" which "lasted a while," a Republican House member told CNN.

The member said Kennedy was still experiencing seizures when he was put in a wheelchair and taken out through the Rayburn room, located to the side of Statuary Hall.

Kennedy, 76, was first elected to the Senate in 1962.

The source did not know whether President Obama saw it happening because "there was still a lot of talking" and the program was still going on - the incident happened at the end of lunch.

This source was sitting at table in front of Kennedy and said Kennedy was sitting with former Vice President

1 comment:

et said...

I figure he strained something moving that man-sized safe of his, Count.

I will probably be glued to the TeeVee for the Inaugural, but I'll try to pop in here or there to offer a comment or two.

WOOT! It's a new day and it's been eight long, dismal years a-coming.

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