Sunday, July 29, 2007
Tim Johnson, Incapacitated Senator
Able To Raise Campaign Money
Ailing Sen. Tim Johnson of South Dakota has raised more this year than he did during the same period six years ago, even though he hasn't set foot in the Senate since suffering a life-threatening brain hemorrhage in December.
Johnson, a Democrat who is up for re-election next year, has been recovering in the hospital and at home since Dec. 13. It is still unclear when he will return to the Senate and whether he will run for re-election.
But his Senate colleagues have cleared his way by holding multiple fundraisers, ultimately raising $1.3 million for him this year. That's about $300,000 more than he raised in the first six months of 2001, the year before his last election.
Of course the sycophant Liberals - a day after his surgery - claimed his "recovery is smooth."
His wife claims "he's making big progress"... despite lingering stroke-like speech and physical impairments that are improving bit by bit.
If he's doing that well, then bring him out in public instead of keeping him holed up like Blanche Hudson. Let's see him march in a parade or play a game of one-on-one.
Too ill to do his job but well enough for fundraising? Well, we do all know that Democrats - when they're not worshipping at the Altar of Abortion - are found worshipping at the Altar of Money. "Praise Jeebus, the man can't do his job but he can raise campaign money. Hallelujah! It's a miracle!"
If this man can't do his job after seven months of rehab - well... - go have a chat with a physician who is familiar with this type of brain injury and learn how good the chances are for a recovery that will enable Johnson to resume his job duties.
Democrats would keep a corpse in office if it meant holding onto their majority.
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