December 13, 2006

SD Senator Suffers Stroke

Democrat Senator Tim Johnson has been hospitalized after apparently suffering a stroke. No word on his condition, but the political buzz is already making the rounds: South Dakota's Governor, Mike Rounds, is a Republican.

Should Johnson be incapacitated, Rounds would appoint a replacement (presumably a Republican) to finish out his term which expires at the end of 2008. In other words, there's a chance that the Senate could be tied at 50-50 with Dick Cheney being the tiebreaker - effectively giving control of the Senate to the GOP for the next two years.

This could get ugly. And it's probably the last thing this country needs right now.

Posted by: Gary at 04:45 PM | Comments (1) | Add Comment
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1 I can see the DNC wheeling a comatose Senator to Senate meetings. They won't give up on him until he no longer has a pulse.

Posted by: Skye at December 14, 2006 06:30 PM (S4Z0M)

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