Sen. Elizabeth Dole's Health

I've heard all sorts of rumors about Sen Elizabeth Dole not running again in 2008. Some have said it is because she knows she would lose, some say it is that she would like to retire (hopefully she won't join hubby Bob in the Viagra commercials) and Dole herself basically denied the rumors the last the I saw her on TV. She said that she was 'raising funding'. Personally, I can think of a good replacement for George Bush and for Elizabeth Dole and both are from North Carolina.


Future President John Edwards
and Future Senator Larry Kissell

Today's Charlotte Observer has this about Elizabeth Dole.

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole of North Carolina faces a few weeks of recovery after undergoing surgery Tuesday to replace her right hip.

Dole, 70, underwent an hour-long operation on the hip that had bothered her for some time, Washington-based spokeswoman Katie Norman said. She declined to say where the Republican senator had the surgery.

"It was a success, and she's doing well," said Norman. She added that Dole is expected to return to work "after a few weeks of recuperation." The 110th Congress will convene Jan. 4.

A Charlotte doctor who specializes in knee replacement said Dole could be back by then.

"Somebody like Sen. Dole is otherwise very healthy, and she should bounce back relatively quickly," said Dr. Walt Beaver of OrthoCarolina.

Beaver, who a decade ago performed a hip replacement on Dole's late mother, Mary Hanford of Salisbury, said most patients use a walker or crutches for a couple weeks before walking again on their own.

Beaver said more than 400,000 Americans have hips replaced every year, a number expected to triple as baby boomers age.
http://www.charlotte.com/mld/charlotte/16226793.htm

Comments

Well, best of luck to her.

For several reasons. First, I don't wish poor health on anyone, unlike our theocratic friends on the right. Second, I don't want to beat her "because of health reasons". I want to smash her, tromp her, and squish her because her record is awful.

I know that every good and excellent thing in the world stands moment by moment on the razor-edge of danger and must be fought for. ~ Thornton Wilder

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

I agree

We don't need to stoop to right wing Republican tactics.

(Responding to SD) You know what they say

about 'two great minds' and all. My IP is so slow today I'm surprised I actually got it posted. I seem to have a lot of 'trail space' after it, is that something I did?

I got some photos to 'kill for' that day. I used quite a few on OAC and DK with those posts.

I don't see blank space.

I know that every good and excellent thing in the world stands moment by moment on the razor-edge of danger and must be fought for. ~ Thornton Wilder

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

CG - I think Internet Explorer

will sometimes leave those white spaces, but I'm not seeing it in your piece, only Anglico's piece on Jim Black. It sometimes does that after a graphic is added.

I will have to check out OAC again and see if I can find your pictures. Mine were OK in a family album picture sort of way. I have a good one of the Senator with my girls, but only one of my pictures of him speaking came out with his eyes open or his mouth not looking like he was singing opera. That's why I don't post them or even load them to my ISP. They are awful.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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We had similar thoughts

We were seconds apart from publishing. I linked to yours from my comments section.

I love that picture of Larry and John. I didn't get one as good as that of the two of them together. I took a lot of eyelid pictures that day if you know what I mean.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Good sentiments all around

I hope she recovers fully and is back in the saddle, so to speak, for the new Congress. And I completely agree with Robert. Let's do battle over principles and her record. Because when the truth about Dole's unwavering support for the Insane Bush Administration is fully understood, she will not have a snowball's chance in hell of being reelected.

We still have to work on that popularity, though



Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

unchallenged.

Soon the candidates against her will start drawing attention to her negatives. Then, you'll see her dropping like a rock.
I know that every good and excellent thing in the world stands moment by moment on the razor-edge of danger and must be fought for. ~ Thornton Wilder

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Damn! You are at the top of recommended!

LOL. Excellent. Guess you got your Kos mojo back. ;)

Weird

I just got annoyed with all the media coverage and hate at Free Republic - and slammed out a quick diary. Then boom.

The discussion has been fascinating ... special thanks to Robert for covering my back. I'm in the middle of algebra homework with my high-schooler.

I went too far, oops.

Now I'm in a "troll-rating" war/discussion. Whatever.

I know that every good and excellent thing in the world stands moment by moment on the razor-edge of danger and must be fought for. ~ Thornton Wilder

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me