Saturday, May 17, 2008

Kennedy Out Of "Imminent Danger"

Image credit: Senator Kennedy's official Senate website.

Updated. This is not an article about Sen. Kennedy's collapse at the 2009 Inauguration.

I started surfing the web today after work, where I'm largely isolated from news, the web, and most forms of reality, and saw this:

Senator Edward M. Kennedy was hospitalized today after suffering a seizure, triggering shock in the political world and drawing an outpouring of support from across the nation and the ideological spectrum.

The 76-year-old Democrat, a tireless advocate for liberal causes and the surviving patriarch of the storied Kennedy political dynasty, was talkative and joking with family members this afternoon, friends and associates said. His condition was considered serious, they said, but his life did not appear to be in imminent danger.


By the evening, the mood of Kennedy family and friends contrasted markedly to that of the morning, when he was stricken at his Hyannis Port compound at about 8:15 a.m., rushed first to Cape Cod Hospital and then transported by helicopter to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Ted Kennedy not in immediate danger; seizure cause sought

Ted Kennedy is not only one of the most prominent people in American politics, he is also a rare thing in politics these days - someone who is fabulously rich and yet never tires of trying to make the lives of working people in this country better.

I wish him and his family the best.

UPDATE (Jan. 20, 2009): If you're looking for information about Sen. Kennedy's collapse at the Inauguration, go here, or better yet, go here.

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