Skip to comments.Injured Barney Frank appears in sling on House floor
Posted on 12/19/2011 2:40:09 PM PST by COUNTrecount
Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), who announced earlier this year that he would not seek re-election in 2012, appeared on the House floor Wednesday in a t-shirt, jacket and with his left arm in a sling, but explained to members of the House that his injuries were minor.
"I deeply appreciate the solicitude of my colleagues on my appearance," he said. "I want to first assure them that there is much less here than meets the eye."
Frank said he wanted to explain it once to all members of the House so he would not have to repeat it, since "responding to it 400 times would seem a bit excessive."
Frank said a torn ligament was discovered, presumably in his left arm or shoulder, but that it was "easily repaired today."
"This had nothing to do with my retirement," he said. "At no point during my 31 years here was this ligament ever essential to the performance of my duties."
This isn't the first time Frank has shown up in a sling or discussed his health with his colleagues. He has also shown he gets tired when people show concern about an injury.
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
Gadzooks! They... surely do!
Hey, Ref, just what exactly... are big and Bendy talking about?
I don’t even want to try and imagine, how he really got into a sling.
“This had nothing to do with my retirement,” he said. “At no point during my 31 years here was this ligament ever essential to the performance of my duties.”
Yeah, Neither was a brain, soul, or conscience.
Apparently, Bawney likes to mingle with the rough trade.
Bookmarking for a potentially classic thread.
IF it doesn’t get, um, pulled.
He was rear ended. There, I said it.
The ligament he was refering to was the one that led from his body to his head. He had no use for that thing on top of his head for anything!
Switch hands once in a while.
lmao! ! !
Now, Liberty, while you laughing your arse off, with Barney and Shep on the prowl... I'd advise you to watch your own arse very carefully!
Always check your six, Valance... or someone besides me will kill you but good!
"You want me to spell it out for ya? We put a green apple on the head of a red white and blue Texas steer and named him Art ... comprende amigo?"
When Barney was born, he was the worst baby in the nursury until they took the pacifier out of his mouth and stuck it up his butt.
The Beatles—I Will
LOL! GRRRRREAT posts! Nice (VERY FAIR & BALANCED) addition to the thread.
Barney the despicable, contemptible, arrogant, it’s-all-about-me, drama queen.
Twisted his arm removing a fanny plug?
He looks more and more like his sister!
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