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(Drudge) FLASHBACK: Dem Leader Reid Hid Stroke News For 3 days...
AP, via Fox News ^ | 2/15/06, 8/19/05 | Drudge, AP

Posted on 02/15/2006 9:42:29 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat

Drudge links to a 8/19/05 AP article, via Fox News:

WASHINGTON — The Senate Democratic leader, Harry Reid (search) of Nevada, suffered a brief mini-stroke Tuesday, but doctors found no complications and he feels fine, aides said Friday....

Asked why announcement of the event was delayed for three days, Hafen said, "The reason was the tests and the evaluations that they were doing. We wanted to make sure we knew what we were announcing. You need conclusive information."

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 109th; cheney; harrywhittington; hypocrites; quailgate; reid
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Democrats blast Cheney secrecy after shooting [Clinton, Reid, Schumer.....]

"Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid at a press conference Tuesday said the secretive tendency goes beyond Cheney, pervading the entire Bush White House.

"I think the reason it took the vice president a day to talk about this is part of the secretive nature of this administration," the top Senate Democrat said. "They keep things pretty close to the chest.""

1 posted on 02/15/2006 9:42:32 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Diddle E. Squat

Oops, forgot the drudge link:

http://www.drudgereport.com/


2 posted on 02/15/2006 9:44:05 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Diddle E. Squat
"Talk about secrecy. The vice president accidentally shoots someone and keeps that a secret for nearly a day. That man is now very sick," Reid, D-Nev., told reporters Tuesday.

Must have been the stroke talking.

3 posted on 02/15/2006 9:45:05 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
What did "Pinky" Reid know and when did he know it?
4 posted on 02/15/2006 9:45:20 AM PST by frogjerk (LIBERALISM: The perpetual insulting of common sense.)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
How long did it take Uncle Teddy to tell the cops he had a boo boo whilst driving?

Answer - He told his lawyer first over 12 hours after the big dip!

5 posted on 02/15/2006 9:45:32 AM PST by llevrok (Drink your beer, damnit! There are sober people in Africa.)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

Beautiful. First Harry puts his foot in his mouth with Abramoff and now this! Hillary with Vince Foster! Ted Kennedy...well. Hypocrites!!!


6 posted on 02/15/2006 9:46:33 AM PST by frankjr
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To: Diddle E. Squat
D*mn, I love the power of the internet. With technology like this, the dims don't stand a chance.

Great find!

7 posted on 02/15/2006 9:47:12 AM PST by AxelPaulsenJr (More people died in Ted Kennedy's car than hunting with Dick Cheney.)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Reid has never fully recovered from the more serious stroke.

In fact, he is but a walking zombie having a "Weekend at Bernies" moment.

When the Nevada cadaver speaks..........mush spills out of his mouth!!

8 posted on 02/15/2006 9:47:49 AM PST by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (Toon Town, Iran...........where reality is the real fantasy.)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

Dem's to convene investigation of the V.P.'s reporting delay. Sen. Kennedy to chair.


9 posted on 02/15/2006 9:51:02 AM PST by OldArmy52 (Liberalism: Making the world safe for Islam.)
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To: CROSSHIGHWAYMAN

And I will note, in 2001, Hillary's motorcade ran over a policeman who was later hospitalized. The motorcade did not even stop! And she never called to apologize.

It's been 5 years. When is she going to make a statement?


10 posted on 02/15/2006 9:51:09 AM PST by Peach (Hillary ran over a cop and didn't even stop.)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Democrats blast Cheney secrecy after shooting [Clinton, Reid, Schumer.....]

Actually the Cheney people did report the shooting to the media, just not the correct media.

The White House Press Corps is throwing a hissy fit because the Cheney people reported the shooting to a local newspaper, not to them.

That is not being secretive, that is not a conspiracy to cover up.

What it is is a blow to the inflated egos of the WH Press Corps and they are now having juvenile temper tantrums about it.

The Cheney people knew that no matter what media outlet they reported the shooting to, it would go national fast.

The old, run-down, arrogant main stream media just cannot handle that!

11 posted on 02/15/2006 9:51:57 AM PST by technomage (NEVER underestimate the depths to which liberals will stoop for power.)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

Right as I type, Rush i stalking about Hillary and how she denied knowledge of the Rose Law Firm records (which disappeared for 2 years and appeared just after teh statute of limitations ran out) and how she delayed release of Vince Foster's "suicide note" (which wasn't in his briefcase the first time and the signature for which has never been found) for 30 hours (after her assistant Maggie Williams was seen carting boxes of documents out of Foster's office.)

Teddy Kennedy waited overnight to let Mary Jo drown completely before he could be bothered to remember that he had had a little car accident.

Yet these people are jumping all over Cheney for trying to help his friend before he talked to the press.

Must be some more of that compassion tehy're so famous for.


12 posted on 02/15/2006 9:54:36 AM PST by TBP
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To: technomage

Yeah, and that "day" Reid is talking about was mostly the overnight hours.


13 posted on 02/15/2006 9:55:28 AM PST by NonValueAdded ("If I were a Cuban, I'd certainly be on a raft," Isane Aparicio Busto)
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To: Peach
It's been 5 years. When is she going to make a statement?

She wasn't driving..............

and she doesn't give a damn about anybody but herself.

She didn't care about her husband or her daughter in 1998......

why would she get a heart now?

Hillary is as devoid of character as she is full of hate!!

14 posted on 02/15/2006 9:55:34 AM PST by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (Toon Town, Iran...........where reality is the real fantasy.)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Democrats still have a way to go with the new media. Used to be when the antique media had put in in the memory hole, it stayed in the memory hole.

I would bet half of Nevada doesn't know Reid had a stroke and the people weren't told about it for days. Heck, they may not even know about it now.
15 posted on 02/15/2006 9:55:47 AM PST by Tarpon
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To: Diddle E. Squat

Hey Rush!!! Let's hear about this.


16 posted on 02/15/2006 9:59:07 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Diddle E. Squat

I am shocked, why are we just finding this out? Who is responsible for this? Oh my goodness, the most powerful demonrat in the Senate, and we are just finding out about his TIA. Looks like the demonrats are keeping things close to the chest, just like they always.


17 posted on 02/15/2006 9:59:10 AM PST by mom-7
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To: Diddle E. Squat
It's da big one , Elizabeth! I'm coming home!

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File

18 posted on 02/15/2006 10:09:39 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Monthly Donor spoken Here. Go to ... https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

Thanks for the reminder!


19 posted on 02/15/2006 10:10:27 AM PST by nutmeg (NEVER trust democRATs with our national security)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

Jan. 19, 1998: Lewinsky's name surfaces in an Internet gossip column, the Drudge Report, which mentions rumors that Newsweek had decided to delay publishing a piece on Lewinsky and the alleged affair.

Jan. 21, 1998: Several news organizations report the alleged sexual relationship between Lewinsky and Clinton. Clinton denies the allegations as the scandal erupts.


Jan. 22, 1998: Clinton reiterates his denial of the relationship and says he never urged Lewinsky to lie. Starr issues subpoenas for a number of people, as well as for White House records. Starr also defends the expansion of his initial Whitewater investigation. Jordan holds a press conference to flatly deny he told Lewinsky to lie. Jordan also says that Lewinsky told him that she did not have a sexual relationship with the president.


20 posted on 02/15/2006 10:11:00 AM PST by Howlin ("QUICK HE'S BLEEDING. CALL THE WASH POST!")
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To: Diddle E. Squat

Don't you all know that it's quite alright for any Democrat to hold off telling the media anything for whatever length of time is necessary to get the story straight? It's only wrong if a Republican *withholds* such information. (sarc)


21 posted on 02/15/2006 10:11:41 AM PST by Ohioan from Florida (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.- Edmund Burke)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

1969 Jul 18, A car driven by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., plunged off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island near Martha's Vineyard. His passenger, 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne, died.
(TMC, 1994, p.1969)(AP, 7/18/97)


1969 Jul 25, A week after the Chappaquiddick accident that claimed the life of Mary Jo Kopechne, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy pleaded guilty to a charge of leaving the scene of an accident.

7pm on 7/25/69 - Ted Kennedy gives speech & asks voter's opinion on whether he should resign.


22 posted on 02/15/2006 10:15:08 AM PST by Howlin ("QUICK HE'S BLEEDING. CALL THE WASH POST!")
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To: technomage

Does ANYONE care who the NBC White House reporter is nowadays?

It used to matter somewhat.

Nowadays the only reason to take note of his name is so that can use his name when we refer to his normally crappy reportage.

Informed, intelligent, independent thinkers do not watch much TV.

If you are one of the sheeple, you may still be watching.


23 posted on 02/15/2006 10:32:26 AM PST by Notwithstanding (I love my German shepherd - Benedict XVI reigns!)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
"They keep things pretty close to the chest."

*snortle

24 posted on 02/15/2006 10:38:23 AM PST by LurkedLongEnough
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To: NormsRevenge

Is that a Dyson vacuum cleaner behind Dingy Harry's right shoulder?


25 posted on 02/15/2006 10:40:01 AM PST by Ben Hecks
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To: Peach

There was a thread yesterday asking for this type of example.


26 posted on 02/15/2006 10:50:02 AM PST by justche (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Damn straight, I'll cast the first stone!" - MeanWestTexan)
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To: Howlin
1969 Jul 18, A car driven by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., plunged off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island near Martha's Vineyard. His passenger, 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne, died. (TMC, 1994, p.1969)(AP, 7/18/97)

If I recall correctly, Fat Teddy and his posse waited 12 hours to even notify police or emergency services that a person was trapped under water in the back seat of his car.

27 posted on 02/15/2006 10:50:28 AM PST by Ditto ( No trees were killed in sending this message, but billions of electrons were inconvenienced.)
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To: llevrok
How long did it take Uncle Teddy to tell the cops he had a boo boo whilst driving?

How long did it take Clintoon to announce Vince Foster had been shot?

28 posted on 02/15/2006 10:54:19 AM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: Diddle E. Squat
suffered a brief mini-stroke

A min-stroke??? Is that like a mild heart attack? Well, at least they're O.K., better than that Kopechne girl.

29 posted on 02/15/2006 10:57:11 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: Ditto

You are correct, sir!


30 posted on 02/15/2006 10:57:58 AM PST by Howlin ("Quick, he's bleeding! Is there a <strike>doctor</stirke> reporter in the house?")
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To: Diddle E. Squat

LOL!


31 posted on 02/15/2006 11:19:35 AM PST by talleyman (Kerry & the Surrender-Donkey Treasoncrats - trashing the troops for 40 years.)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

Reid's dumb assertion is like the liberal's favorite claim of "institutional racism" - no individual claims of "racism" can be found, but liberals still call an institution that they hate as "racist."

Reid is a loser.


32 posted on 02/15/2006 11:20:27 AM PST by GianniV
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To: OldArmy52
Dem's to convene investigation of the V.P.'s reporting delay. Sen. Kennedy to chair drive.
33 posted on 02/15/2006 11:21:10 AM PST by talleyman (Kerry & the Surrender-Donkey Treasoncrats - trashing the troops for 40 years.)
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34 posted on 02/15/2006 11:22:58 AM PST by devolve (<-- (-in a manner reminiscent of Senator Gasbag F. Kohnman-)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
THANK YOU FOR POSTING THIS!!
35 posted on 02/15/2006 11:30:29 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat ((I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!))
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To: Notwithstanding
If you are one of the sheeple, you may still be watching.

You seem to be jumping to conclusions here. So, the only way I would know about this is because I am one of the sheeple watching NBC..Okay. Guess your right. No other way I could know about this story other than watching the lame stream media.

Good observation.

36 posted on 02/15/2006 11:32:54 AM PST by technomage (NEVER underestimate the depths to which liberals will stoop for power.)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

What about Hillary and the 30 hours before she conveniently found Vince Foster's suicide note at the WH?

What about Hillary and the Rose Law firm billing records found in the WH?

Liars, liars, pantsuits on fire.


37 posted on 02/15/2006 11:48:40 AM PST by kevinm13 (The Main Stream Media is dead! Fox News Channel Rocks!)
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To: technomage

Also, contrary to numerous media reports, the Secret Service reported the incident to local police within 45 minutes of the shooting.


38 posted on 02/15/2006 11:56:09 AM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: Tarpon
I would bet half of Nevada doesn't know Reid had a stroke and the people weren't told about it for days. Heck, they may not even know about it now.

Half of Nevada doesn't know who Reid is..............

39 posted on 02/15/2006 12:38:05 PM PST by Osage Orange (I'd rather hunt quail with Dick Cheney, than ride in a car with Ted Kennedy.........)
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To: devolve

Thanks for the ping!


40 posted on 02/15/2006 1:32:56 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Diddle E. Squat

You know this explains a lot... I hear that mini strokes can cause some brain damage... I think Dingy Harry needs to get checked out again real soon...


41 posted on 02/15/2006 2:44:26 PM PST by tomnbeverly (Psalm 127; Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

oh my GOD!!! A DEMOCRAT had a stroke and we the ever so ingorant public didn't know about it for 3 WHOLE DAYS, well then this is obvisously grounds for a massive government funded, bipartisn committie to look into this man's outragous actions I mean honestly 3 days!! that's like a weekend people!!!


42 posted on 02/15/2006 3:39:11 PM PST by futurerulerkch (Burn the Liberals!! and eat meat while doing so...)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

"A goldminer's son".

What does that have to do with anything? Why does the Associate Press feel it is necessary to put Harry Reid's father's occupation in the article? Simply amazing.


43 posted on 02/15/2006 6:13:43 PM PST by dmc8576
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To: Diddle E. Squat

You need conclusive information

Not if your a Republican VP you just need to fess up to the MSM that you don't have a hunting tag for quail !


44 posted on 02/15/2006 6:46:02 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK (The Death Penalty isn't for making examples it's for making bad people DEAD!)
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To: TBP
Teddy Kennedy waited overnight to let Mary Jo drown completely before he could be bothered to remember that he had had a little car accident.

Yet these people are jumping all over Cheney for trying to help his friend before he talked to the press.

Must be some more of that compassion tehy're so famous for.



You got to love these dumbocRATS, the more they put their feet in their mouths, the better it becomes for us in 2006/08 elections, even in the blue States!!!
45 posted on 02/15/2006 7:08:34 PM PST by danamco
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To: Howlin

Jan. 22, 1998: Clinton reiterates his denial of the relationship and says he never urged Lewinsky to lie. Starr issues subpoenas for a number of people, as well as for White House records. Starr also defends the expansion of his initial Whitewater investigation. Jordan holds a press conference to flatly deny he told Lewinsky to lie. Jordan also says that Lewinsky told him that she did not have a sexual relationship with the president.


They were "right" because blow jobs are not sexual relationship in their "kooksville-minds"!!!


46 posted on 02/15/2006 7:13:15 PM PST by danamco
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To: Diddle E. Squat

And I didn't see David Gregory getting upset over this.


47 posted on 02/15/2006 7:13:18 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Diddle E. Squat

They have NO decency!! What was Reid HIDING????


48 posted on 02/15/2006 8:14:50 PM PST by Suzy Quzy
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To: Diddle E. Squat

To be honest I think they are very different matters. I disagree with the media that holding back this information for a day was some terrible sin but being involved in a hunting accident that involves someone else, and having a private medical condition are too very different things.


49 posted on 02/16/2006 6:49:16 AM PST by SmoothTalker
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To: Diddle E. Squat

Reid had a stroke!!!

Who the hell would have known -- he's constantly spastic and auto reflexive...

Secondly - who would have cared?

Semper Fi


50 posted on 02/16/2006 8:19:32 AM PST by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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