George Stephanopoulos reported Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., who is battling a brain tumor, was taken away from the congressional luncheon in convulsions.
I am not a fan of Ted Kennedy, but the man is suffering from brain cancer, and I wish him well.Kennedy was at a table with Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., Vice President Mondale and Mrs. Mondale, and others. While at the table, Kennedy began having seizures that lasted for several minutes. As they were carrying Kennedy out of the room, he was still seizing. President Barack Obama went out of the room with him, but came back in the luncheon room.
We are also told that Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., the oldest member of the Senate, was so upset and distraught from what he had witnessed, that he needed to be taken out. Byrd was conscious when he was taken from the room. The two have been friends for a very, very long time.
Glenn Reynolds noted Michael C. Moynihan wrote on Reason Magazine's blog An hour after the inauguration of America's first black president, the Senate's only former Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) collapses. Coincidence?.
Classy, Michael, real classy. I suspect it is because they were old friends, and he figures if this can happen to a 76 year old man, what can happen to him at 91.