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Sen. Feinstein breaks ankle, will skip convention
AP via SFGate ^ | 8/19/8

Posted on 08/19/2008 12:21:49 PM PDT by SmithL

WASHINGTON, (AP) -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has broken her ankle and will skip next week's Democratic National Convention.

Feinstein, who was one of Hillary Rodham Clinton's top supporters, was to have chaired California's delegation to the convention in Denver.


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TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: 110th; 2008dncconvention; ca2008; feinstein; laketahoe
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Prayers for a quick recovery.

I, on the other hand, have other reasons for not attending the convention.

1 posted on 08/19/2008 12:21:49 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Convenient.


2 posted on 08/19/2008 12:23:34 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: SmithL

Kind of like shooting your foot to get out of a war.


3 posted on 08/19/2008 12:23:50 PM PDT by tbpiper (McCain is whitebread. Obama is toast.)
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To: SmithL

Ouch! Prayers for her recovery. Maybe she’ll have a chance for a little reflection while she’s sitting out the convention.


4 posted on 08/19/2008 12:24:09 PM PDT by syriacus (They often call me BARRY, but my real name is MISTER SCHMOOZE. [by B.O. + the Faddish Hacks])
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To: SmithL

Wow!

Dianne Feinstein is skipping the Democrat Convention? I'd bet she'd be their for Hillary.
6 posted on 08/19/2008 12:24:37 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (A community in Chicago is missing an organizer.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

there


7 posted on 08/19/2008 12:24:57 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (A community in Chicago is missing an organizer.)
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To: tbpiper

Maybe she was thrown under a cable car by someone?

But I hope she recovers ASAP.


8 posted on 08/19/2008 12:25:01 PM PDT by RexBeach
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To: SmithL

I believe I could get around with a broken ankle if I really wanted to.


9 posted on 08/19/2008 12:25:19 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U
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To: lilylangtree

Now there’s no way an elderly woman breaks her ankle on purpose to avoid an uncomfortable convention.

On the other hand, she’d probably get there if she REALLY wanted to get there.


10 posted on 08/19/2008 12:25:24 PM PDT by I still care ("Remember... for it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: SmithL

She probably put her own banana peel on the step...


11 posted on 08/19/2008 12:25:28 PM PDT by livius
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To: SmithL

Shall we start a pool for how many other prominent Democrats find ways out of going?!


12 posted on 08/19/2008 12:25:31 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Pistolshot

Classy comment, there.


13 posted on 08/19/2008 12:25:37 PM PDT by cdbull23 (What's going on in my brain? Check it out: www.cainsbrain.com)
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To: Pistolshot

LMAO! Too bad indeed!


14 posted on 08/19/2008 12:26:16 PM PDT by InsensitiveConservative
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To: SmithL

Next governor of Cal.


15 posted on 08/19/2008 12:26:41 PM PDT by purpleraine
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To: SmithL

She must have tripped over all that money her husband made while she was in charge of military contracts.

I have a prayer: May God help America and rid our country of those who seek to betray the trust of hard working people for self enrichment.


16 posted on 08/19/2008 12:26:56 PM PDT by SQUID
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To: SmithL

Not wishing any injury on anyone, but it is very convenient for her to miss this, um... historic convention.


17 posted on 08/19/2008 12:27:19 PM PDT by Nachum (Obama: creepy you can count on)
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To: SmithL
Rush reported on this saying that her doctor will not permit her to fly...so the convention is off. Can't DiFi take a car or train to Denver and keep her foot on a nice pillow?
18 posted on 08/19/2008 12:28:09 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: SmithL

Probably a good thing she’s not attending. She wouldn’t be able to run when the riots start.


19 posted on 08/19/2008 12:29:45 PM PDT by mass55th
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To: Miss Didi

If I would wanted to go to the convention, I would find a new doctor.

Or take a train.

Or just go anyway.


20 posted on 08/19/2008 12:30:40 PM PDT by djsherin
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To: cdbull23

That one’s pretty tame.

You don’t have to imagine how the leftist sites treat any conservative that is injured or ill.

We are, of course, more classy than leftists, by definition. You have to have a 12 yr old maturity level to remain a leftist.


21 posted on 08/19/2008 12:30:55 PM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: SmithL
It's a shame that there isn't some way for her to get around on a broken ankle and attend to show her support for The One. I hope someone will invent a solution to this dilema, since we all know how much she wants to be there to associate her name with this historic moment.


22 posted on 08/19/2008 12:31:01 PM PDT by RogerD (Educaiton Profesionul)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
I believe I could get around with a broken ankle if I really wanted to.

My thought as well. If she thought this convention was going to be a pleasant experience, she'd probably rally.

23 posted on 08/19/2008 12:31:13 PM PDT by JennysCool (A man who served his country well vs. a walking Che poster. Is it really that tough a choice?)
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To: SmithL
Ouch.

Feel better.

24 posted on 08/19/2008 12:31:58 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Teachers open the door. It's up to you to enter.)
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To: SQUID

Maybe she dropped the “straw purchase” firearm on her foot that she bought for her nephew.


25 posted on 08/19/2008 12:31:59 PM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: cdbull23

Not looking to be ‘classy’. If that is your objective in life, you please no one. I was making an objective observation.


26 posted on 08/19/2008 12:32:31 PM PDT by Pistolshot (NO B.O.)
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To: SmithL

Ouch. My wife went down with a dislocation/sprain on July 4th. She’s still in physical therapy now and hasn’t been able to drive since then. I can understand how painful it can be.


27 posted on 08/19/2008 12:33:24 PM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: MrB
Maybe she dropped the “straw purchase” firearm on her foot that she bought for her nephew.

Was her nephew short a foot?
28 posted on 08/19/2008 12:33:37 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Miss Didi
Just wondering, what are the consequences of flying with a broken ankle?
29 posted on 08/19/2008 12:33:47 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Pistolshot

ROTFLMAO!


30 posted on 08/19/2008 12:34:05 PM PDT by RPTMS
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To: Miss Didi

hmmmm. The gravely ill fly SAFELY on chartered jets. I am CERTAIN DiFi knows about chartered jets.

She doesn’t want to be there and be a part of it.

That simple.


31 posted on 08/19/2008 12:34:26 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: SmithL
I just don't see how she can continue to serve with such a debilitating injury. She should resign immediately!
32 posted on 08/19/2008 12:35:10 PM PDT by chaos_5
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To: TribalPrincess2U

I believe I could get around with a broken ankle if I really wanted to.”

Will there even be a Kalifornia delegation at the convention since they are still wrangling over a budget???

I cannot imagine Diane couldn’t get around with a broken ankle, either.
Any word on how she did it??


33 posted on 08/19/2008 12:35:18 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: SmithL

Wow, a move worthy of a Clintonista! I love it when crime families go to war.


34 posted on 08/19/2008 12:36:21 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (College kid: "Do you have a minute for Obama?" NVA: "Not now or ever.")
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To: aruanan

I tried wording that a half dozen ways and none of them made any sense. Dammit Jim, I’m an engineer, not a English teacher!


35 posted on 08/19/2008 12:36:49 PM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: RogerD

I would guess a wheel chair, less required to get around.


36 posted on 08/19/2008 12:37:39 PM PDT by edcoil
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To: Blueflag

It is called “breaking a leg”


37 posted on 08/19/2008 12:38:32 PM PDT by tommix2
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To: SmithL
Maybe she broke it jumping off the Obama bandwagon.
38 posted on 08/19/2008 12:38:48 PM PDT by wireman
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Ouch! Very painful.

She’s lucky to get out of this convention.

It’s going to be chaos.


39 posted on 08/19/2008 12:38:58 PM PDT by Palladin (Glenn Beck on Obama: "Who the hell does he think he is?")
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To: tbpiper

The Dem convention is going to be such a nightmare, I’m surprised DiFi didn’t fake her own death.


40 posted on 08/19/2008 12:39:29 PM PDT by redstates4ever
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To: SmithL

Sorry no prayers for Di...The lord works in mysterious ways....


41 posted on 08/19/2008 12:39:58 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Pistolshot

Excellent!!!!!!I like the way you think


42 posted on 08/19/2008 12:40:33 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: SmithL

Dear Lord, I said hip, not ankle!

I guess I need to be more specific.


43 posted on 08/19/2008 12:40:53 PM PDT by Gator113 (Drill here, drill now...... or die.)
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To: Miss Didi

why can’t Queen Nancy take her on the Calif delegation jet paid for by the taxpayers ?


44 posted on 08/19/2008 12:41:08 PM PDT by ncalburt
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To: wireman

Her Doctor told her she couldn’t fly. I wonder why?
Maybe he is worried about blood clots? Any guess’s out there.
Hope she recovers quickily and runs for Governor. It would be only right to have a Rat in charge when the state goes down in flames..serve them right.


45 posted on 08/19/2008 12:41:52 PM PDT by Oldexpat (Drill Here, Drill There..we must drill everywhere.)
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To: SmithL

Interesting. Tonya Harding and Jeff Gillooly were just recently spotted in San Francisco too...


46 posted on 08/19/2008 12:41:55 PM PDT by Flycatcher (Strong copy for a strong America)
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To: t1b8zs

I wish no one ill will, but when fortune steps in and plays a joke, I applaud it.


47 posted on 08/19/2008 12:41:59 PM PDT by Pistolshot (NO B.O.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

see how gun shy we have become..we immediatly coretk our spellen erars at risc of being flamed..SAD


48 posted on 08/19/2008 12:42:12 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Miss Didi
Of course DiFi could go by land. Doesn't John Madden?

This sounds suspiciously like Michael Corleone attending his son's baptism while Mo Green and the gang went down.

I can also see a line of Democrats having Kathy Bates perform the James Cann maneuver as in film Misery just so they may avoid the carnage in Denver.

49 posted on 08/19/2008 12:42:34 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Pistolshot
California might as well send a couple of horses to the Senate, a la Caligula! They would look a lot prettier, too!
50 posted on 08/19/2008 12:43:19 PM PDT by RPTMS
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