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Commerce Secretary Bryson Resigns
The Los Angeles Times ^ | June 21, 2012 | Jim Puzzanghera

Posted on 06/21/2012 11:57:46 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne

WASHINGTON -- Commerce Secretary John Bryson has resigned, saying the seizure that he suffered on June 9 that led to two San Gabriel Valley hit-and-run accidents could be a distraction in the job.

"I have concluded that the seizure I suffered on June 9th could be a distraction from my performance as Secretary and that our country would be better served by a change in leadership of the Department," Bryson wrote to President Obama in a letter dated Wednesday.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhocommerce; bryson; commerce; johnbryson; resignation; seizure; seizures
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1 posted on 06/21/2012 11:57:56 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne
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To: Izzy Dunne
tests showed no drugs or alcohol were involved.

I wonder if that's true.

2 posted on 06/21/2012 12:00:35 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

I think the appropriate interpretation of these “no drugs/alcohol” reports can be considered a canard.


3 posted on 06/21/2012 12:03:21 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Izzy Dunne

Gee whiz, why resign over a seizure?

Heck, senators have had debilitating strokes, a congresswoman was shot in the head, and they all held their positions for quite a while.

Bryson must have had a special kind of “seizure”... the kind that becomes a “distraction”.


4 posted on 06/21/2012 12:04:43 PM PDT by Third Person ( Actions reflect priorities.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Gee whiz, why resign over a seizure?

Heck, senators have had debilitating strokes, a congresswoman was shot in the head, and they all held their positions for quite a while.

Bryson must have had a special kind of “seizure”... the kind that becomes a “distraction”.


5 posted on 06/21/2012 12:04:44 PM PDT by Third Person ( Actions reflect priorities.)
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To: Third Person

I think I just had a seizure on the keyboard.


6 posted on 06/21/2012 12:05:51 PM PDT by Third Person ( Actions reflect priorities.)
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To: Third Person

Hey, Biden had a chunk of his brain removed (and believe me he couldn’t spare it) but that didn’t seem to stop him from being a complete idiot, so why is this guy concerned?


7 posted on 06/21/2012 12:09:47 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Sworn to Defend The Constitution Against ALL Enemies, Foreign and Domestic. So Help Me GOD!)
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To: Third Person
Heck, senators have had debilitating strokes, a congresswoman was shot in the head, and they all held their positions for quite a while.

Yeah, but none of them ever had a car accident where somebody else was hurt.

Oh, wait....

8 posted on 06/21/2012 12:13:49 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Third Person

Just one of the first rats jumping from the sinking ship?


9 posted on 06/21/2012 12:15:22 PM PDT by Fireone (Patriots, not politicians! Impeach, convict, and sentence!)
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To: Izzy Dunne
Obama could do a "recess appointment" to fill the slot. Whom would he be likely to pick as the new secretary?

Van Jones?

10 posted on 06/21/2012 12:15:35 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Third Person
Maybe there is another reason:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2867511/posts

11 posted on 06/21/2012 12:21:12 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
Thanks, that's a good catch. Let's make it linkable:

Harry Reid, Commerce Secretary Bryson, and a Green Scam

12 posted on 06/21/2012 12:26:36 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Bob

The inference is that he is knee deep into the “alternative energy” fiasco.


13 posted on 06/21/2012 12:28:31 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

The incidents were after MIDNIGHT! No drugs? No alcohol? If true then the guy should be arrested for wasting moonlight as a useless, boring, dryball who probly can’t dance either. And if he wasn’t doing anything BEFORE midnight then what the bleep would he be distracted from?


14 posted on 06/21/2012 12:59:58 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: Izzy Dunne

It had to be a couple of very strange seizures to make him hit one car twice, then get back in, drive and hit another car. I have been around people who have seizures, both Grand and Petite Mal types and from what I read, Bryson didn’t act at all like he had any kind of seizure. My son suffers from them, takes medication, and is totally capable of working, thinking clearly, and functioning totally and has been for 30 some years. This is just another cover-up offered up hoping that people who don’t understand seizures will buy this excuse.


15 posted on 06/21/2012 1:09:41 PM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

To paraphrase Rush: did anyone know there was a commerce secretary till this guy started playing bumper cars?


16 posted on 06/21/2012 1:29:25 PM PDT by JohnLongIsland
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To: Izzy Dunne

A alcohol seizure?


17 posted on 06/21/2012 1:34:01 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the StatistI)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
Hey, Biden had a chunk of his brain removed (and believe me he couldn’t spare it) but that didn’t seem to stop him from being a complete idiot, so why is this guy concerned?

Although it was a considerable size and the better part of his total brain it was a part that he never used so he didn't miss it.

18 posted on 06/21/2012 1:34:57 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: CitizenM
Bryson didn’t act at all like he had any kind of seizure.

Totally disagree (in the sense that I am refusing to rule it out as a possibility). Several decades ago as I did grad work in one of the premier institutes of Neuro Psychology in North America, it became abundantly clear that any type of behavior humans ever exhibit, can be expressed during or immediately following a seizure. Any imaginable kind of thought disorganization or other psychiatric manifestation can occur, as well as criminal behavior in otherwise law-abiding persons, often followed by a degree of amnesia (and not just on the witness stand). And yes, I have epileptics in the family also.

19 posted on 06/21/2012 1:42:07 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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Good Lord, Epilepsy is not a conspiracy. Welcome to real life. The posts in this thread are very disturbing to me. There is way too much ignorance when it comes to epilepsy and seizures. I’m epileptic. I have seizures 2 - 6 times a week. I cannot work because of them, cannot drive because of them.

There are 60 types of epilepsy, and what most think of as falling down and shaking is only one type. As steve86 said, any kind of human behavior can happen as a result of a seizure.


20 posted on 06/21/2012 1:52:36 PM PDT by Tigermoth ("...in order to form a more perfect union.....and secure the blessings of liberty..")
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To: Izzy Dunne

Bryson, we hardly knew ye!


21 posted on 06/21/2012 2:45:34 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Izzy Dunne

Does this administration really need a Commerce secretary?


22 posted on 06/21/2012 2:55:38 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Leep

People can have seizures if they stop drugs or alcohol.


23 posted on 06/21/2012 2:56:35 PM PDT by PghBaldy (I eagerly await the next news about the struggles of Elizabeth Sacheen Littlefeather Warren.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

They HAD a Commerce secretary????

What the hell did he do all day?


24 posted on 06/21/2012 2:56:56 PM PDT by Mr. K (I AM WRITING-IN PALIN/GINGRICH)
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To: Izzy Dunne
tests showed no drugs or alcohol were involved.

Depends on who does the testing.

Weasels always protect their own.

25 posted on 06/21/2012 3:13:07 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: rabidralph
Does this administration really need a Commerce secretary?

That is a very good question.

26 posted on 06/21/2012 3:13:43 PM PDT by ecomcon
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To: Mr. K

he did the “unexpectedly Revised downward” numbers


27 posted on 06/21/2012 3:14:11 PM PDT by mj1234
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To: Izzy Dunne
Some commerce secretaries crash planes, some crash cars. They all get in the way.
28 posted on 06/21/2012 3:40:34 PM PDT by OwenKellogg
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Some commerce secretaries “die” in plane crashes.

Pretty convenient for Prez Clinton, that little crash saved his butt as Brown was about to come clean with all the dirt on Clinton.

But we all know about the deaths surrounding Clinton. They always worked in his favor. Coincidence? I think not...

Free Republic was all over that

29 posted on 06/21/2012 4:03:22 PM PDT by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: Tigermoth

Thks. Would there be evidence if a seizure occurred? Has Bryson produced any? Or is this all pending criminal investigation or civil suits?


30 posted on 06/21/2012 4:16:48 PM PDT by kenavi (Obama doesn't hate private equity. He wants to be it with our money.)
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To: Syncro

Pretty convenient for Prez Clinton


Agreed.


31 posted on 06/21/2012 5:03:19 PM PDT by OwenKellogg
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To: kenavi

“Would there be evidence if a seizure occurred?”

Maybe, maybe not. EEG tests of often appear normal, you have to catch the seizures as they occur. MRI’s are usually normal. And certainly there are no blood tests for seizures.

Seizures are like earthquakes, they are unpredictable.

There is a pending investigation though.


32 posted on 06/21/2012 5:06:12 PM PDT by Tigermoth ("...in order to form a more perfect union.....and secure the blessings of liberty..")
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To: Tigermoth

Thanks again for instilling fairness into the discussion. Just hope the truth comes out.


33 posted on 06/21/2012 5:56:15 PM PDT by kenavi (Obama doesn't hate private equity. He wants to be it with our money.)
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