Skip to comments.White House won't say whether Bryson is fit to serve
Posted on 06/11/2012 11:31:54 AM PDT by sunmars
White House press secretary Jay Carney declined Monday to say whether Commerce Secretary John Bryson was fit to continue serving after a weekend incident.
"We're obviously concerned about the incident. We're obviously concerned about Sec. Bryson's health issues," Carney told reporters.
Bryson was given a felony hit-and-run citation on Sunday, after striking a vehicle in the Los Angeles area and driving away. He was involved in a second accident a few minutes later, and first responders found him unconscious on the scene. Commerce Department officials said Monday that Bryson suffered a seizure and that no drugs or alcohol were involved.
"He has been an effective commerce secretary since he has been confirmed," Carney said, but would not answer questions about his fitness to continue in office or whether his health was involved in the vetting process.
According to Carney, White House chief of staff Jack Lew called Bryson Monday. The White House said that President Obama did not call Bryson.
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Well, there’s one hospital diagnosis report that’s gonna be ‘edited for clarity’.........nope, no booze here.
I guess it’s a small ray of hope that at least one czar isn’t driven everywhere by limo.
Let’s not stoop to Karl Rove’s level. Other threads offered quite informative speculation re seizures, diabetes, etc.
I'll go with the seizure until I know better.
I’m not stooping to anything. Unless the informative speculation from these other threads conclusively prove Bryson had a seizure, etc., then I don’t want to hear it.
It is not above (or below) this administration to jiggle and wrench the truth, either with outright lies, obfuscation or stonewalling (I submit one Eric Holder as proof). I won’t even go into the birth certificate stuff, or the Selective Service stuff, the Social Security number stuff, et al.....nothing is as it seems with this media and administration.
As a diehard environmentalist, he was just trying to destroy his SUV before it destroyed the planet.
Wonder if it was a hybrid.....
FoxNews has been reporting that he did have a seizure. He evidently does have a history of some sort along these lines. They reported that he was medicated, stabilized, and released.
The guy may be a douche-bag, working for this administration, but I’m not convinced this is something we should try to capitalize on.
If someone on our side had a medical emergency, we would view rather dimly the Left’s attempt to take them down for it.
My only question here, is was he complying with the law concerning driving and his tendency to have seizures once in a while? If he was not in compliance with driving guidelines, or had received special treatment, and avoided having his license revoked, he should answer for it, and anyone else who was involved too.
The plot thickens.............
Got this off another blog.
House Republicans are broadening their probe of the Department of Energys largest solar-loan guarantee. Rep. Darrell Issa, the California Republican who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, sent letters to the White House and BrightSource Energy Inc., the loan-guarantee recipient, asking for e-mails and other documents related to the $1.6 billion deal. (snip)A second letter from the committee asks the White House to turn over all internal communications related to BrightSource, including with the companys investors and with utilities set to buy its electricity. It also asks for an explanation of how Commerce Secretary John Bryson, BrightSources former chairman, was vetted for his current post.
“Commerce Department officials said Monday that Bryson suffered a seizure and that no drugs or alcohol were involved. “
Rather like Breitbart ?
You know, if ObamaCare was already in effect, this would not have happened... just sayin’...
Well, there goes THAT investigation!!! Issa will back down on this because of the SEIZURE.
At least this one did not get flown into a mountain.
Laws are for 'little people'.
If he was not in compliance with driving guidelines, or had received special treatment, and avoided having his license revoked, he should answer for it, and anyone else who was involved too.
Uhhhmmmm... local police, the prosecutor, a judge, the myriad of politicians in his state, lawyers, his staff,the media, the President ?
Oh well, we can all dream.
“The guy may be a douche-bag, working for this administration, but Im not convinced this is something we should try to capitalize on.”
If this represents a new medical condition my prayers go with him. If this is a previously diagnosed condition of epilepsy, seizures or fainting , it is against California law for him to possess a valid driver’s license. The law is so strict that if the treating physician did NOT report it to the DMV, the doc could lose his license. One of my best friends is a neurologist and he has had many instances where sweet little old ladies have come off the exam table clawing at his throat when he tells them they can no longer drive.
He, like all the administration, is privileged. The facts are what they tell us.
Dead men tell no tales.
I agree with you. In fact, I expect to see some problems surface related to his history and the physicians who may have let him slip by. I don’t think we’ve heard the last of this yet. He may in fact be found to be a real bad character by the time this is done. We’ll see.
Bullshit. Resignation coming..."for health reasons".
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