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  •  I'm calling bullshit (4+ / 0-)
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    msdrown, owlbear1, Matt Z, FindingMyVoice

    on W's excuse. He had his angioplasty on Aug. 6, three weeks before the march. A heart catheterization is outpatient surgery, very different from bypass surgery (what Bill Clinton had). From the Reuters article:

    The procedure takes about 45 minutes to an hour, and most patients go home six to eight hours after a simple case, said Dr. Annapoorna Kini, director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York who was not involved in treating Bush.
    Unless there were complications we don't know about, there is no reason getting a stent would preclude him from attending the march three weeks later. Or, at the absolute least, recording a video greeting.

    I first worked in the cath lab the year Bill Clinton became President and have given discharge instructions on every imaginable heart procedure for 20 years. With an uncomplicated angioplasty recovery, lifting restrictions end two weeks post-cath. He could even have carried Laura's luggage.

    So, either he's covering something up or he's lying. Imagine that.

     I can think of no more stirring symbol of man's humanity to man than a fire engine.     -- Kurt Vonnegut

    by SteelerGrrl on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 01:20:02 PM PDT

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