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Governor Branstad (IA) Taken to Hospital after Choking on a Carrot
KCRG ^ | July 4, 2012

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 he’s 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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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: California; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: branstad; carrot; iowa

1 posted on 07/05/2012 6:36:52 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Oh boy.....Glad he is ok.


2 posted on 07/05/2012 6:39:01 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

In related news, Barney Frank was rushed to the Hospital after choking on a sausage.


3 posted on 07/05/2012 6:39:28 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Worst. President. Ever.)
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To: scram2
fifth-term Republican governor
5 posted on 07/05/2012 6:40:49 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Prayers goin’ up.
6 posted on 07/05/2012 6:42:29 AM PDT by scram2
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

betcha Anderson Cooper would never choke on a carrot...


7 posted on 07/05/2012 6:49:25 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

That’s what he gets for not practicing safe carroting.


8 posted on 07/05/2012 6:56:41 AM PDT by albie
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Been there, done that. He was probably animatedly discussing the features of Obamacare while munching on crudite.


9 posted on 07/05/2012 7:04:01 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: scram2

Heartless comment.
Why don’t you scram?


10 posted on 07/05/2012 7:06:41 AM PDT by spankalib (The Marx-in-the-Parks crowd is a basement skunkworks operation of the AFL-CIO)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Hey, I was there and will be touring Iowa all day with my veteran father.


11 posted on 07/05/2012 7:15:40 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Last Dakotan

He’s a fine servant of the people!


12 posted on 07/05/2012 7:32:43 AM PDT by King Hawk
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Ehhhhh Guv'nor? You gotta watch out for those carrots,
the one that almost got ya was probably planted by one
of them wascally 'Rats!

Get well soon Guv'nor!
13 posted on 07/05/2012 7:40:19 AM PDT by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what Helen Thomas is to a high fashion model walkway.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

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.


14 posted on 07/05/2012 7:42:11 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (It's hurricane season! Yay!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Carrots? You have to chew them bad boys Governor, forget Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
15 posted on 07/05/2012 7:44:09 AM PDT by xone
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To: reagan_fanatic
In related news, Barney Frank was rushed to the Hospital after choking on a sausage.

The word around Massachusetts is that he mastered that "art" years ago.

16 posted on 07/05/2012 7:44:36 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Bill Ayers Was *Not* "Just Some Guy In The Neighborhood")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

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?


17 posted on 07/05/2012 7:46:29 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (It's hurricane season! Yay!)
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To: spankalib

First it was a joke and second GFY.


18 posted on 07/05/2012 8:28:45 AM PDT by scram2
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To: scram2

It wasn’t funny. It would have served as fodder to FR’s enemies. That’s why it was removed.
God Bless YOU!


19 posted on 07/05/2012 9:03:22 AM PDT by spankalib (The Marx-in-the-Parks crowd is a basement skunkworks operation of the AFL-CIO)
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To: spankalib

LOL, you’re out of control. Using the Lord to bolster an argument is really, REALLY weak.


20 posted on 07/05/2012 9:36:07 AM PDT by scram2
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To: spankalib

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!!!!


21 posted on 07/05/2012 9:42:22 AM PDT by scram2
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To: Last Dakotan

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


22 posted on 07/05/2012 9:50:06 AM PDT by Sporke (USS-Iowa BB-61)
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Were you here today? It was great celebration that is still going on.


23 posted on 07/05/2012 7:48:06 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Last Dakotan

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. :)


24 posted on 07/05/2012 8:36:05 PM PDT by Sporke (USS-Iowa BB-61)
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