Skip to comments.George McGovern Hospitalized After Fall
Posted on 12/02/2011 8:57:04 PM PST by CWSNTEXAS
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) Former Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern was hospitalized Friday after he fell and hit his head on the pavement outside of a library bearing his name, where he was set to be interviewed on C-SPAN.
McGovern's daughter Ann McGovern said her father was to be treated at a Sioux Falls hospital after being flown by helicopter from Mitchell, S.D., where the live interview was to take place at the Dakota Wesleyan University's McGovern Library.
"He had just walked from home to the center. He lives literally just across the street," Ann McGovern told The Associated Press.
McGovern has lived in St. Augustine, Fla., since 2008 but also has a home in Mitchell.
Friends and faculty who had gathered at the library for the C-SPAN taping said McGovern fell at about 5:15 p.m. less than two hours before the program began. A former South Dakota senator, McGovern, 89, was "bleeding profusely" but was conscious and talking as he was taken from the university by ambulance, said Donald Simmons, dean of the College of Public Service.
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and a very brave American war hero.. prayers for a full recovery
We wish him well.
a young Gary Hart is behind him in that picture.. over his left shoulder back row
McGovern was a B-24 of B-25 bomber pilot during WW2 and flew missions in the Adriatic region (Italy, Romania?, Yugoslavia, etc). His plane was forced down on an island in the Adriatice controlled by Comrade Tito’s “Partisans” and McGOvern was treated well by them.
He came back to the US with glowing praise for Tito and his red forces and helped betray the true American ally in Yugoslavia, Gen. Milhailovic and his Chetnik forces, who saved over 400 American (and perhaps other allied fliers) who went down in German-controlled Yugoslavia.
McGovern net met a red he didn’t like, and you can take that to the bank.
Also, besides his betrayals on Vietnam, he was also a strong proponent of open borders/immigration (wiping out the anti-communist clauses) which allowed all kinds of pro-communist and jihadist terrorists to come into the US when the hardcore sections of the Walter-McCarren Immigration Act were wiped out.
He was a traitor despite what he did during WW2. Look at him as a modern Benedict Arnold. If the analogy fits, wear it. it does.
Donna is my home girl.. saaaweeet
Gary Hart. I’ll have some Rice for dinner.
My wife can eat crow.
He fell down because he was leaning way too far to the left.
Remember the good old days,,,when chicks on the side kept the secret when they had good times in return? Not the same with this modern generation of gold digging fame seekers. They’ll turn on a guy even if he treated em well,,,
Wow that description makes Eugene McCarthy seem like George Washington in comparison!
I voted for Nixon via Absentee Ballot in 1972 while in the Republic of Viet Nam.
Why is that such a turn-on for men?
Some men aren’t looking for scintillating intellectual intercourse.
He flew the B-24 and Stephen Ambrose wrote about him in one of his books...
Eugene McCarthy was an honorable man despite his leftist leanings. He did not betray us in Vietnam the way McGovern and Church did. He didn’t side with the communists though he was often weak on them.
He was more a dreamer than a realist/politician. I bear no ill will against him.
When he moved here he brought a whole bunch of commies with him.
He’s been in and out of the hospital for the past couple months. He was hospitalized last month after coming back from a speaking tour in Europe.
I don’t agree with his political views, but he was a B-24 pilot in WWII. That was dangerous duty.
I thought that POS was taking a dirt nap.
He got a master's in 1949 at Northwestern. If he wrote a thesis for this degree, it doesn't seem to be available on the Internet.
The cast of “All in the family” came out to endorse McGovern back in 1972.
As a child I could’nt believe Archie Bunker would be in favor of a commie pinko.
What a betrayal! How could a decent person want America to give up? I thought actors were true to their characters but that change
my perspective forever.
It was my awakening to reality.
Besides Cain, who can beat O?
It's not the perception od stupidity that does it; it's the ability (and willingness) to go into the bedroom eyes and ready for loving mode.
Archie didn’t. That was the plot of the episode...an argument about the race.
As I recall, when McGovern left politics he decided to be a “consultant” — a paid lobbyist troublemaker. He was astounded by all the bureaucratic hurdles he faced and palms he had to grease to go into a new “business”. Never mind that many of these rules he helped create, but he never thought they applied (or should apply) to someone like him. Moron.
McGovern was not a lobbyist, but he did purchase and operate a hotel that went bankrupt. He later said: "I ... wish that during the years I was in public office I had had this firsthand experience about the difficulties business people face every day. That knowledge would have made me a better U.S. senator and a more understanding presidential contender."
However, it is interesting that all his political experience was a waste when it came to making a living in the real world private sector. He was a parasite and not a producer. The same is true about most politicians — they'd starve if forced to earn an honest living and they feed off the work of others.