September 07, 2004

HE'LL BE OFF THE PORCH IN NO TIME

Clinton "came through it okay". His heart surgery, that is.

Posted by Tim Blair at September 7, 2004 04:52 AM
Comments

You're supposed to be on your feet in a few days. Look for a Nurses for Truth book.

Posted by: Ron Hardin at September 7, 2004 at 06:17 AM

The last thing we need right now is a Demeaucrat martyr, so here's hoping he recovers fully, and soon.

Posted by: geezer at September 7, 2004 at 06:51 AM

I hope we'll have the big galoot to slap around for a few decades as yet. He is a charmer - I voted for him twice. (We can't all be perfect).

Posted by: Zhang Fei at September 7, 2004 at 07:30 AM

On the lighter side, this sets up an easy skit for "Saturday Night Live" in a couple of weeks showing Bill talking with his doctor about how long it will be after surgery before he can resume sexual activity (bonus points if they have someone playing Hillary sitting next to him during the skit).

Posted by: John at September 7, 2004 at 07:40 AM

Jay Leno, Friday night, September 3:

They said the problem with President Clinton, what was happening was not enough blood was getting to his heart. Gee, I wonder where it was going?

Posted by: Ernie G at September 7, 2004 at 10:47 AM


Whatever became of the great Vegemite invasion you were nefariously plotting before you came over to the United States?

Posted by: Andrew at September 7, 2004 at 11:01 AM

Been there, done that got the scars to prove it. (Just before Christmas last year -- triple.)

Went home a week after the operation, back to work four weeks later. Never looked back, never felt better -- could barely walk a hundred metres before; walk regularly 3 or 4 km a day now, as well as a stint some days on the exercise bike.

For those who've been through it, they'll understand when I say that Willy's going to learn very soon that his best friend is his "teddy bear", not his "appendage".

Posted by: BruceT at September 7, 2004 at 11:11 AM

Vegemite invasion was stalled due to a ... quagmire! Yes, that's what happened.

Will proceed on this now that I'm back in Australia. Apologies for delay.

Posted by: tim at September 7, 2004 at 11:19 AM

Admit it, Tim. You gave all your vegemite to the Republican Party in return for Halliburton Oil Shares. Tell us the truth, Tim!

Posted by: Andrea Harris at September 7, 2004 at 12:04 PM

A Vegemite quagmire! My mind is filled with visions of tanks and soldiers struggling through a vast black swamp of yeast extract ...

Posted by: EvilPundit at September 7, 2004 at 12:21 PM

No you're confusing it with Iraq - thats the vast black swamp you refer to.

Posted by: the common good at September 7, 2004 at 01:32 PM

No you're confusing it with Iraq - thats the vast black swamp you refer to.

Hilarious!

Posted by: Dylan at September 7, 2004 at 01:45 PM

I have to admit that tcg is pretty good at making humorous comments.

Posted by: EvilPundit at September 7, 2004 at 01:49 PM

Sorry guys for my sometimes less than serious comments - slag them off if you feel like it. I can cope.

Posted by: the common good at September 7, 2004 at 02:33 PM

If by "slag them off", you mean "not laugh" and "feel sad for the less-than-unfunny crap-for-crap who writes them", then you got it, buddy.

Posted by: Dylan at September 7, 2004 at 03:20 PM

This is the perfect excuse for Clinton and his missus to jump off of Kerry's sinking swift boat, if they wanted to. He'll be busy recuperating, she'll be busy making him chicken soup.

Posted by: Rosemarie at September 7, 2004 at 03:27 PM

Dont feel sorry for me Dylan - that's a left wing trait called bleeding heart syndrome and I'd never accuse you of that affliction.
As for not laughing, who said the catastrophic success in Iraq was something to laugh about.

Posted by: the common good at September 7, 2004 at 05:09 PM

I would never laugh at you, Common. I never laugh at the mentally-challenged.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at September 7, 2004 at 08:01 PM

Common,

Catastrophe:"a momentous tragic event ranging from extreme misfortune to utter orverthrow or ruin". Please explain to me how "catastrophic" applies to our "success" in Iraq. In my view, the only "extreme misfortune" would apply to the Iraqi people still under Saddam and the only "utter overthrow" applies to the Saddam regime.

Yes, yes I know I'll get a litany about the lack of planning, the extreme incompetence, the woeful mismanagement and the complete lack of foresight about the unwinnability of this war. Try to be more original though -- these were Democratic party talking points back in 1862 during the Civil War.

Posted by: JohnPV at September 8, 2004 at 01:44 AM

I guess our success is catastrophic if you're on the other side.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at September 8, 2004 at 03:11 AM

John PV, tcg is trying to be clever. Let's not let on to the fact we think he's a bore.

Posted by: Quentin George at September 8, 2004 at 08:27 AM