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  •  Anything is possible, I suppose, (none)
    but I find it difficult to believe this hospital would allow its ICU to be utilized for anything other than the most serious medical purposes.

    It also seems extremely far-fetched to me that this prominent, wealthy attorney would consent  to be in the ICU if he did, in fact, not need that level of care.

    •  This is Texas we're talking about, right? (4.00)
      A small-town hospital? And some Very Very Very Important People? With the Secret Service throwing its weight around, not even letting the local Sheriff talk to Cheney?

      I don't know. Maybe I've totally misread the way things work down there. Could be. My total personal experience of Texas is driving through it a couple of times. But...

      Let's just say it doesn't stretch my incredulity a whole bunch that the hospital could have been leaned on.

      As for the prominent, wealthy attorney's preferences -- he's not the alpha male here. He's part of the machine, he has a past and a future to protect here, and if he's not badly hurt he'll most likely do and say whatever he is told to do and say.

      Folly is fractal: the closer you look at it, the more of it there is. - TNH

      by Canadian Reader on Mon Feb 13, 2006 at 02:42:09 PM PST

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      •  Yeah. maybe, (none)
        but I am suggesting the man could be more seriously injured than has been reported, which seems a more likely explanation, and would also be consistent with the SOP of lies, lies and more lies.

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