Terry McAuliffe, the former Democratic National Committee chairman, said: “He’s out of the hospital and in the car back en route to his home.
His wife, Hillary, had flown to her husband’s bedside after his operation to clear a blocked artery.
The former president, 63, had two stents — tiny wire-mesh tubes used to keep an artery open — inserted into one of his coronary arteries after a bypass graft from an operation nearly six years ago became obstructed. Aides said he could have suffered a heart attack within days without the procedure.
He was taken to hospital after complaining of chest pains while working at his office in New York. His wife, the US Secretary of State, flew from Washington after the surgery at the Columbia Presbyterian hospital.
Thank Gods he’s okay. What would Hillary and Chelsea do without Bubba? What would WE do without Bubba? I can’t bear to even think about it!
David Broder, the big daddy of Beltway Media, tells us we need to take Sarah Palin Seriously. Well, duh!
Her lengthy Saturday night keynote address to the National Tea Party Convention in Nashville and her debut on the Sunday morning talk show circuit with Fox News’ Chris Wallace showed off a public figure at the top of her game — a politician who knows who she is and how to sell herself, even with notes on her palm.
This was not the first time that Palin has impressed me. I gave her high marks for her vice presidential acceptance speech in St. Paul. But then, and always throughout that campaign, she was laboring to do more than establish her own place. She was selling a ticket headed by John McCain against formidable Democratic opposition and burdened by the legacy of the Bush administration.
Myiq has a good post about this over at TC. Go check it out.
Turns out the Baucus Jobs Bill isn’t adding up to a hill of beans.
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) worked for weeks with Reid’s blessing and frequent involvement to craft an $85 billion jobs bill, a measure that seemed destined to break the partisan logjam that has ground the Senate to a halt.
But as Baucus, Grassley and President Barack Obama were preparing to celebrate a rare moment of bipartisan Kumbaya on Thursday, Reid stunned a meeting of Senate Democrats by announcing he was scrapping Baucus-Grassley, replacing it with a much cheaper, more narrowly crafted, $15 billion version.
And Pelosi isn’t at all pleased.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s increasingly public disagreements with President Barack Obama are a reflection of something deeper: the seething resentment some Democrats feel over what they see as cavalier treatment from a wounded White House.
For months, the California lawmaker has been pushing Obama hard in private while praising him in public. But now she’s being more open in her criticism, in part because she feels the White House was wrong — in the wake of the Democrats’ loss in Massachusetts — to push the Senate health care bill on the House when she knew there was no way it would pass.
Here’s a cheesy love song in preparation for Valentine’s Day.