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Sen. Feinstein breaks ankle, will skip convention
AP via SFGate ^ | 8/19/8

Posted on 08/19/2008 12:21:49 PM PDT by SmithL

WASHINGTON, (AP) -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has broken her ankle and will skip next week's Democratic National Convention.

Feinstein, who was one of Hillary Rodham Clinton's top supporters, was to have chaired California's delegation to the convention in Denver.


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TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: 110th; 2008dncconvention; ca2008; feinstein; laketahoe
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To: cdbull23

I loved it too, or is that to ????Iam sure the grammer/spell/PC cops will attend to/too this/that error


51 posted on 08/19/2008 12:44:35 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: t1b8zs
we immediatly coretk our spellen erars at risc of being flamed

I fear no grammarian.

52 posted on 08/19/2008 12:44:49 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (A community in Chicago is missing an organizer.)
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To: RPTMS
Well, horses are related to asses.

Just taller.

53 posted on 08/19/2008 12:45:40 PM PDT by Pistolshot (NO B.O.)
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To: SmithL

Whats wrong with you people! She has a broken appendage.

Some day people will invent a way to get around when crippled like this, and call them ‘crutches’ or ‘wheel chair’ or Segway (aren’t those neat?) or something...


54 posted on 08/19/2008 12:45:58 PM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: Nachum

Maybe she broke her ankle while practicing her “rioting” skills.


55 posted on 08/19/2008 12:46:21 PM PDT by xc1427 (It's better to die on your feet than to live on your knees...Midnight Oil (Power and the Passion))
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To: t1b8zs
I loved it too, or is that to ????Iam sure the grammer/spell/PC cops will attend to/too this/that error

LOL, I got lost after "I loved it too".

56 posted on 08/19/2008 12:46:29 PM PDT by cdbull23 (What's going on in my brain? Check it out: www.cainsbrain.com)
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To: Red_Devil 232

1. major swelling
2. compartment syndrome ......pressure within the compartment gets too high for example, from too much swelling or bleeding after surgery or injury, the lack of oxygen to the tissue can damage blood vessels and nerve and muscle cells.
3.blood clots

She is wise not to go....she needs to lay low with her ankle elevated above the heart to prevent swelling and other problems.


57 posted on 08/19/2008 12:46:34 PM PDT by Kimmers (Liberalism: Where fun goes to die)
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To: SmithL

If I had a choice between listening to people like Hilary Clinton and Howard Dean for three days or shooting myself in the foot, I’d have a real dilemna on my hands.

Namely, which caliber should I use?

Seriously, best wishes to the senator for a speedy recovery.


58 posted on 08/19/2008 12:46:43 PM PDT by Our man in washington
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To: SmithL

DiFi will not be missed all that much....probably not a good idea to fly anyway with a fresh injury...greater potential for DVT’s (leg vein clots) to form during flight
if the leg is immobilized somewhat.


59 posted on 08/19/2008 12:47:14 PM PDT by tflabo (.)
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To: Pistolshot
The applaud is deafening
60 posted on 08/19/2008 12:47:23 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Mr. K
Whats wrong with you people! She has a broken appendage

Snakes have no appendages.

61 posted on 08/19/2008 12:47:30 PM PDT by Pistolshot (NO B.O.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

I wonder if it’s a DVT issue and they’re worried about blood clots....


62 posted on 08/19/2008 12:47:30 PM PDT by Eepsy (12-30-2008 +1)
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To: RogerD

Her dentist also told her not to go — the grinding if she was there to personally witnesse the formal burial of the Hildebeest’s political career would be really bad for her teeth.


63 posted on 08/19/2008 12:48:25 PM PDT by steve-b (Intelligent design is to evolutionary biology what socialism is to free-market economics.)
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To: tbpiper

I think she is the first of many who would rather chew off an appendage than go to this fiasco in the making


64 posted on 08/19/2008 12:49:19 PM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: SmithL
This is very strange. Her husband has enough money to rent a private hospital plane to take her to Denver and a ambulance to cart her around. Very odd.
66 posted on 08/19/2008 12:52:03 PM PDT by Uncle Hal
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I forgot all about that Far Side cartoon....THANKS!!! I needed the laugh.


67 posted on 08/19/2008 12:52:22 PM PDT by Pistolshot (NO B.O.)
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To: SmithL
How conveeeenient.

This means that the Hillary coup is a done deal.

68 posted on 08/19/2008 12:52:33 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Public policy should never become the captive of a scientific-technological elite. -- Ike Eisenhower)
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To: Pistolshot
I forgot all about that Far Side cartoon....THANKS!!! I needed the laugh.

It got removed. What was it?

69 posted on 08/19/2008 12:54:23 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Public policy should never become the captive of a scientific-technological elite. -- Ike Eisenhower)
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To: SmithL

Having had a badly broken ankle that put me in a cast for about twelve weeks a number of years ago, I know how bad something like this can be and wish her a quick recovery. Been there, done that, Di Fi, and it ain’t no fun.


70 posted on 08/19/2008 12:54:24 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: SmithL

I can’t blame her. It’s probably kind of tough to get around on just one hoof.


71 posted on 08/19/2008 12:54:27 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic ("And how can this be? For I am the Kwisatz Haderach! " - Barack Obama)
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Am not a fan of Sen. Di Fi’s politics BUT
give her some slack. Bad enough to break a bone but at 75 is ruff.


73 posted on 08/19/2008 12:55:18 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Don't Blame Me - I Supported Duncan Hunter)
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Now she can devote full-time to saving the planet. Take 3-4 days at the most.


74 posted on 08/19/2008 12:55:50 PM PDT by Waco (Another ex-spurt has spokenOW)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Try breaking one before you say that. Been there, done that, and it ain’t no fun. If she had to have an open reduction, as I did, she could be in a cast for twelve weeks and have a good deal of rehab to to afterwards.


76 posted on 08/19/2008 12:56:57 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: Red_Devil 232

Can’t imagine how hard it would be to fly with a broken ankle. My friend flew with a broken pelvis - seems like that might have been tougher. But then again, this is a Dem.


77 posted on 08/19/2008 12:57:26 PM PDT by Chili Girl
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To: lilylangtree

There is one “non-vote” for Hillary! Kwame Kilpatrick makes two, John Edwards Makes three, William Jefferson makes four.

All she needs is about 120 “non-votes” by the super-delegates and the convention goes to a floor/cat fight.

My money is on Hillary! to win !!!


78 posted on 08/19/2008 12:58:10 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (I will not vote for Obama not because he is black, but because he is RED)
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To: SmithL

Too bad she didn’t fall on Barbara Boxer.


79 posted on 08/19/2008 12:59:41 PM PDT by IbJensen (Ali Bama isn't going to make it!)
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To: edcoil
I would guess a wheel chair, less required to get around.

Wow, in just a few minutes, two conservatives came up with different solutions to the same problem, yet somehow, with far more time to evaluate the situation, Senator Feinstein and her doctor couldn't come up with anything that would allow her to attend. If I didn't know better, I might conclude that she actually didn't want to go. Fortunately, I know how liberals think. If they can find an explanation that excuses their failure to accomplish something, they're happy.

80 posted on 08/19/2008 1:00:07 PM PDT by RogerD (Educaiton Profesionul)
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To: SoCalPol
DiFi rode the murder of her boss to the pinnicle of the Senate, and then used her influence to try to prohibit firewarms to people like you and me while she was able to obtain the unobtainable CCW permit in California.

She is a mortal enemy of gun-owners.

Get over yourself.

82 posted on 08/19/2008 1:03:36 PM PDT by Pistolshot (NO B.O.)
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To: SmithL

Should her hairdo have not broken her fall?


83 posted on 08/19/2008 1:05:14 PM PDT by Scarpetta (e pluribus victim)
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To: SmithL

Stay home and put that foot up on the ottoman, Senator. No need to get involved in the chaos that will happen in Denver. Get well quick.


84 posted on 08/19/2008 1:06:47 PM PDT by goldfinch
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To: RogerD

With dem’s it is about race. Sen Difi could never stand in public and endorse a black man.


85 posted on 08/19/2008 1:07:31 PM PDT by edcoil
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To: SmithL

It is amazing the lengths that some people will go to in order to avoid unpleasantness . . .


86 posted on 08/19/2008 1:08:25 PM PDT by wetickel
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To: mass55th
Probably a good thing she’s not attending. She wouldn’t be able to run when the riots start.

LOL!!!!

87 posted on 08/19/2008 1:09:03 PM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: Pistolshot

I don’t base National and international issues one your narrow view.

Grow up


88 posted on 08/19/2008 1:10:55 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Don't Blame Me - I Supported Duncan Hunter)
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To: Miss Didi
Can't DiFi take a car or train to Denver and keep her foot on a nice pillow?

Right. This time of the year, a trip from San Fran over the mountains to Denver is really quite pleasant (no snows, no mountain passes to get through).

Very feeble. If DiFi REALLY wanted to go, she'd hire herself a Limousine Liberal Driver and get there!

89 posted on 08/19/2008 1:11:03 PM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: Pistolshot

I got a good chuckle out of your humor post.

Then I thought about the illegal way Edwards Lovers Dad kills his horses.


90 posted on 08/19/2008 1:12:22 PM PDT by Global2010 (OKIE DOKIE)
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To: SoCalPol
Better for you to shut up now, before the admins take you to the shed.

Sounds like you are closet liberal with too thin a skin.

91 posted on 08/19/2008 1:12:45 PM PDT by Pistolshot (NO B.O.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

blood clot.


92 posted on 08/19/2008 1:12:47 PM PDT by packrat35 (If mccain is the answer-it must have been a REALLY stupid question)
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To: Global2010

Yeah, if you look some here don’t take to jokes too well.


93 posted on 08/19/2008 1:13:37 PM PDT by Pistolshot (NO B.O.)
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To: Kimmers

The Airlines of the past would have accomadated her medical needs.

But now adays she would have to buy the pillow and the extra seat space to elevate her foot.

Not to mention if she used a WC she might get left on the tarmac.


94 posted on 08/19/2008 1:15:20 PM PDT by Global2010 (OKIE DOKIE)
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To: cdbull23
Classy comment, there.

True, but it was funny !!

96 posted on 08/19/2008 1:15:47 PM PDT by Popman (McCain as POTUS is odious, Obama as POTUS is unthinkable.)
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To: Pistolshot

Yup, a closet liberal and why I worked for Reagan when he first ran for Gov.
Why I have been to many counter demonstrations against the Code Pinkos. anti war rallys, and have countered 50,000 Mexican marchers here. Where were you sonny.


97 posted on 08/19/2008 1:16:22 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Don't Blame Me - I Supported Duncan Hunter)
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To: Red_Devil 232
Just wondering, what are the consequences of flying with a broken ankle?

Taking off ain't so hard; it's landing on them that's the problem.

98 posted on 08/19/2008 1:17:14 PM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen, Meers.)
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To: SmithL
Sen. Feinstein breaks ankle, will skip convention

The headline writers missed an opportunity with this one. She's not likely to SKIP the convention with a broken ankle, she's more likely to SIT IT OUT.

-PJ

99 posted on 08/19/2008 1:17:16 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Obama's "citizen of the world" is the 2008 version of Kerry's "global test.")
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To: RogerD
She could attend if only we had a national healthcare plan. /sarc

Nam Vet

100 posted on 08/19/2008 1:18:01 PM PDT by Nam Vet ("Erin Go Bragh", declares Democrat hopeful Barry Finnegan O'Bama)
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