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God really must be a republican

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Point of Order, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Just saying...


    Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) suffered a "possible stroke" today, and the prognosis for his recovery remains unknown, according to his office.

    Johnson was taken to George Washington Hospital this afternoon after feeling ill this morning, according to a statement from his office. "At this stage, he is undergoing a comprehensive evaluation by the stroke team," the statement said. "Further details will be forthcoming when more is known."

    Earlier today the senator had been on a telephone call with reporters when he became disoriented and began stuttering in response to a question, the Associated Press reported. He seemed to recover, asking if there were any additional questions before ending the call.

    Julianne Fisher, Johnson's spokeswoman, told the AP that the senator he had walked back to his Capitol office after the call, but appeared to not be feeling well. The Capitol physician came to his office and examined him, and it was decided he needed to go to the hospital.

    "It was caught very early," Fisher said.

    Should Johnson be unable to serve when the 110th Congress convenes in January, it could mean a 50-50 split in the Senate. Gov. Mike Rounds (R) would be tasked with appointing a successor to Johnson -- presumably a Republican. That could effectively put the Senate, which is slated to switch to Democratic control in January, in Republican hands because Vice President Cheney would cast the tie-breaking vote.
  2. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Wow, 2 threads within a minute...a d_b record!
  3. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    AP just moved this news alert minutes ago.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A spokesman says Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson did not suffer a stroke or heart attack.
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