Ted Kennedy passed out

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Robert Byrd, not Ted

Robert Byrd, not Ted Kennedy.

(edit---never mind. ABC was all over the place with this. It was Kennedy. Hope he's OK.)

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Im watching TV right now its

Im watching TV right now its Ted .... ive been watching the whole thing

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The news media is saying TED

The news media is saying TED KENNEDY passed out at a luncheon.

kdubs215's picture

He had a Seizure at the end

He had a Seizure at the end of the lunch

Kat's picture

I hope he is OK.

I hope he is OK.

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Both Robert Byrd and Ted

Both Robert Byrd and Ted Kennedy had to be taken out of the luncheon by paramedics. Kennedy had a seizure and no announcement has been made yet about Byrd.

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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/2

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28755439/

Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was stricken Tuesday at an inauguration luncheon for President Barack Obama and wheeled away on a stretcher.

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, a close friend of Kennedy’s, said the senator had a seizure that was “very upsetting” to onlookers.

Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., also left the luncheon after feeling discomfort. Byrd is the longest-serving senator in history.

A spokesperson for Byrd, Jesse Jacobs, told WSAZ-TV of of Huntington, W.Va., that Byrd was fine and was not taken to the hospital.

2014 susquehanna's picture

Don't take this as an

Don't take this as an uncaring comment about either Senator but why do these guys continue to run for office or remain after their health and mental capacity has faded? It seems like a disservice to the people they serve.

dan's picture

I'm guessing they do it

I'm guessing they do it because they love it.

I'm also guessing that for many folks failing physical health doesn't mean diminished mental capacity.

Then again, the cynic in me says that diminished mental capacity might be a job requirement. :)

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The news wires are now

The news wires are now putting out that doctors at Washington Hospital Center are saying Kennedy collapsed from fatigue more than anything else, and that he was awake and talking to family and friends, fwiw.

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I'm sure he has passed out

I'm sure he has passed out many times in his life.

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2014 susquehanna wrote:Don't

2014 susquehanna wrote:

Don't take this as an uncaring comment about either Senator but why do these guys continue to run for office or remain after their health and mental capacity has faded? It seems like a disservice to the people they serve.

At some point, you would think that it might be time to stop feeding at the public trough...the idealist in me wishes it was because they love public service, but the cynic in me thinks their just egomaniacs who can't imagine a life without the attention. The curse of the Gemini.

DNA's picture

I guess he ate the Seizure

I guess he ate the Seizure Salad.

dan's picture

DNA wrote:I guess he eat the

DNA wrote:

I guess he eat the Seizure Salad.

worst. pun. ever.

DNA's picture

At least I posted it after I

At least I posted it after I knew he was ok, New Kenzo would have posted it the day of.

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DNA wrote:At least I posted

DNA wrote:

At least I posted it after I knew he was ok, New Kenzo would have posted it the day of.

so true.