Skip to comments.Governor Branstad (IA) Taken to Hospital after Choking on a Carrot
Posted on 07/05/2012 6:36:48 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
SAN PEDRO, CA Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad was taken by ambulance from the USS Iowa after he choked on a carrot while participating in the dedication of the retired naval vessel July 4.
Branstad, 65, was alert and under his own power, according to an aide, but was taken to a medical facility for tests. He has left the hospital to return to the USS Iowa and plans to take in a fireworks display this evening, according to Branstad spokesman Tim Albrecht.
Right now hes more embarrassed than anything, said Branstad spokesman Tim Albrecht.
Branstad had just finished delivering a speech to more than 600 former USS Iowa crewmen and thousands of invited guests. He toured the ship earlier in the day and was meeting with veterans after the ceremony concluded.
Albrecht, who is not traveling with the fifth-term Republican governor, confirmed Branstad was taken by ambulance to be checked to ensure that everything is OK
despite insisting he was all right.
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Oh boy.....Glad he is ok.
In related news, Barney Frank was rushed to the Hospital after choking on a sausage.
betcha Anderson Cooper would never choke on a carrot...
That’s what he gets for not practicing safe carroting.
Been there, done that. He was probably animatedly discussing the features of Obamacare while munching on crudite.
Why don’t you scram?
Hey, I was there and will be touring Iowa all day with my veteran father.
He’s a fine servant of the people!
Poor man. He must have been terrified!
I once had a huge Tylenol stuck in my throat;it was in my esophagus,not my trachea,but I was scared to death. I’m glad I was able to breathe.
The word around Massachusetts is that he mastered that "art" years ago.
I’ve heard it said that a person should be taken to the hospital even after the food they choked on was cleared from their throat,just to make sure there isn’t any damage to the windpipe.
Is that true?
First it was a joke and second GFY.
It wasn’t funny. It would have served as fodder to FR’s enemies. That’s why it was removed.
God Bless YOU!
LOL, you’re out of control. Using the Lord to bolster an argument is really, REALLY weak.
Hey thread cop, you aren’t doing your job. There are multiple posts on this thread which are nothing but gay bashing. Better get them removed pronto or the libs will use them against us.
Can’t have the Left angry at us can we? Why if they get angry enough they might even LIE about us!! Oh the horror,oh the inhumanity of it all.
WHY, WHY can’t we all just get along!!!!
The Iowa must be cursed. The Gov chokes on a carrot, and the sickest I’ve ever been in my life was when I caught food poisoning while stationed on that ship. LOL
Were you here today? It was great celebration that is still going on.
Nope, unfortunately I’m in Texas and didn’t have the cash to get there. I’ll make it there someday, if I can force myself to enter California on purpose.
I do hope they can get some teak down on the decks, from what I saw on the news the decks look like crap.
I’m glad you had a good time, I do wish I could have been there. I have so many great memories from that ship. :)