The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

3 September 2004

A matter of four blocks

I figure something like this might be awaiting me a few years down the road:

Former President Bill Clinton, apparently suffering a heart attack Friday, was rushed to a New York hospital for emergency quadruple bypass heart surgery.

The 58-year-old Clinton complained of chest pains Friday morning and decided to go to the hospital, the New York Times reported. Clinton will undergo heart bypass surgery at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital.

No, no jokes. Not this time.

(Via Baldilocks, also resisting the effort to crack wise.)

Posted at 12:56 PM to Dyssynergy


Aw why the hell not "no jokes." Bush almost chocking to death on a pretzel sure was fodder for the old joke mill.

Besides, the jokes will start after he's had the surgery anyway.

Posted by: Vickie at 6:53 AM on 4 September 2004

Absolutely. So we can wait a few days.

And the Mrs., of course, remains fair game.

Posted by: CGHill at 8:21 AM on 4 September 2004

Of course, some of the best pretzel jokes were coming from Bush supporters (namely me). I'd be shocked -- shocked -- if Clinton supporters proved capable of making fun of anything to the left of John McCain.

Posted by: McGehee at 8:51 AM on 4 September 2004

One of the programs on the lounge at work television yesterday said that this was the story of the day . . overshadowing Frances and the just ended Republican Convention. As well it should! Whatever you think of the man he was after all President for eight years and as such is deserving.

Posted by: ms7168 at 10:51 AM on 4 September 2004

''We're delighted we have good health insurance. That makes a big difference. And I hope someday everybody will be able to say the same thing.'' - Hillary Rodham Clinton

And REPUBLICANS politicize 9-11?? Nothing like the opportunity to politicize your philandering husband's bypass surgery. Skank.

Posted by: Vickie at 11:18 AM on 4 September 2004