Archive for Thursday, February 11, 2010

Former President Bill Clinton admitted to hospital for heart problems

February 11, 2010, 4:08 p.m. Updated February 11, 2010, 4:44 p.m.


— An adviser to Bill Clinton says the former president has had two stents placed in one of his coronary arteries.

The adviser, Douglas Band, says Clinton was admitted to New York Presbyterian Hospital on Thursday after experiencing chest discomfort. Band says that after seeing his heart doctor, Clinton underwent the procedure to place the stents in the artery.

Band says Clinton is in good spirits.

Clinton had quadruple bypass surgery in 2004 to open four blocked arteries.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has left Washington and is heading to New York to be with her husband.

Aides to Mrs. Clinton said Thursday she left the capital shortly after meeting President Barack Obama at the White House ahead of a planned trip to the Persian Gulf that was to begin on Friday. The aides said it was not yet clear if her travel to Qatar or Saudi Arabia would be affected by her husband’s hospitalization.

They referred questions about the former president’s condition to his office.


Fred Whitehead Jr. 5 years, 9 months ago

Sierra, you are a total jerk.

rush limbaagh will have a field day with this.

BlackVelvet 5 years, 9 months ago

uh, frwent....if it had been Limbaugh or any other con servative who had heart problems, you know darned well that some of the lefties on here would have said the same thing.

diplomacy205 5 years, 9 months ago

The Democratic Party has gone so far left that Bill decided to become a Republican.

diplomacy205 5 years, 9 months ago

I would gladly vote for Bill over anyone who I think will be running in 2012.

diplomacy205 5 years, 9 months ago

GW was a disaster. Thanks to Congress bickering, it appears that the worst of Obama's damage will be mitigated.

wysiwyg69 5 years, 9 months ago

It looks like all of that cocaine he did finally took a toll on his ol' ticker.

diplomacy205 5 years, 9 months ago

ComradeRedRooster (Anonymous) says…

diplomacy205 (Anonymous) says…

GW was a disaster.

The founder of our nation was not a disaster. He could have been king and chose to serve two terms. What is your problem with George Washington?

1). The attempt to resurrect him failed. 2). His constant spinning in his grave is the leading cause of man-made global warning.

Phil Minkin 5 years, 9 months ago

barrypenders (Anonymous) says…

C.L.a P. supporters are morning now. The Clinton, Letterman and Polanski female tag team will need philanderer Edwards to pick up the slack First of all it's "mourniing". Second how about making it S L aP by adding Gov Sanford. You could have a heck of a list of Repug cheaters, even if you only counted the ones with women.

Amy Heeter 5 years, 9 months ago

He did not have sex with that woman. Get well soon Bill.

bearded_gnome 5 years, 9 months ago

yep, remember that selecting Jawbone Joe Biden was Obama's first administrative act! LOL!

I'm just wondering: do they only give Bill Clinton *male nurses? or does he receive private duty nursing care?

once again Porchie's liberal slip is showing. Reagan was cheated by the demorat congress thatagreed to budget cuts and didn't deliver...but the stats are clear: cutting the rates, Reagan brought in more tax receipts. same for GWB.

Reagan's mistake was trusting that a dem congress would actually put in spending cuts! LOL! that's like a cat promising not to meow.

so, Shrewlary is rushing down to NY to be by his side ... so she can accidentally on purpose step on bill's oxygen line? remember she's got a history of violence. but I have to give Bill a little slack too: if I had to stay married to that, I think I'd stray too!

but yes, slick willie is a vast improvement over Mr. Obama!

Thinking_Out_Loud 5 years, 9 months ago

President Clinton has not managed his personal life entirely consistent with my values. His policy positions and mine often diverge. Yet his is a former President of the United States, and I wish him good health and a speedy recovery.

leedavid 5 years, 9 months ago

Prayers for the former President and a speedy recovery. His work for humanitarn efforts is still required.

puddleglum 5 years, 9 months ago

big bill is the man! always will be.

ask yourself:

how good were you doing whilst bill was prez?

how good were you doing whilst gW was prez?

I know for me-there is no comparison.

leedavid 5 years, 9 months ago

how good were you doing whilst bill was prez?

how good were you doing whilst gW was prez?

I know for me-there is no comparison.


I made much more under President Bush than Clinton. Under Clinton and serving in the military I was eligible for food stamps....

Here is another good are you doing whilst Barrack is prez?

Again prayers for the President, his family and his friends....

mr_right_wing 5 years, 9 months ago

Okay, some would prefer Clinton over Obama...let's make it a little more difficult though...two of our worst (recent) Presidents ever... Obama vs. Carter ...??

I don't listen to Rush (he lost his cred. with me as a druggie) but I hoped for the best for him after his episode. (I found Wanda Sykes wishing kidney failure on anyone appalling.) Same for our past President, I hope Bill recovers soon. I really kinda liked he and George W. getting together to help out Haiti.

George Washington ("GW") was a great guys shouldn't be picking on him. Tomorrow is Lincoln's b-day; he made the Christian holiday "Thanksgiving" official. Good man. (Go check out how many times "God" is mentioned in the proclamation before arguing with me.)

leedavid 5 years, 9 months ago

Carter, by far will go down as the worst president in the history of the nation.

Christine Anderson 5 years, 9 months ago

I wonder if Clinton's dr.'s have advised him to cut back on his cheating, uh, I mean sexscapades?

RogueThrill 5 years, 9 months ago

Thanksgiving isn't a christian holiday, it's American. If it were a christian holiday it would be universal.

You don't have to believe in a god to be thankful.

RogueThrill 5 years, 9 months ago

I also find it mildly amusing that the only president that was genuinely interested in paying down the debt was Bill Clinton. What did a bona fide small government conservative do with surplus given him in 2001, slated to pay down the debt your grandchildren inherit, do with the money?

Tax cuts and wars.

leedavid 5 years, 9 months ago


Double digit inflation, unemployment, and interest rates coupled with Iran and the Panama Canal zone pretty much sealed the deal on Jimmy Carter.


Do you think Obama is going to have to break his prominse and raise taxes on persons making less than $250,000.? That should be funny too. We will have to see.

Stuart Evans 5 years, 9 months ago

Porch, you act like the president actually controls those things. Recessions, tax hikes, war, etc. are all manipulated behind the curtain. the President is merely a tool. There's a much larger agenda, and if you haven't figured it out yet, then you haven't had your eyes open.

(insane laughter)

Ricky_Vaughn 5 years, 9 months ago

Best president in my lifetime...I was born in '81...get well soon, Slick Willy.

leedavid 5 years, 9 months ago

Tom, I stand corrected. Obama is well on his way to overcome Carter and take the lead as the absolute worst president in the history of the nation.

Liberty275 5 years, 9 months ago

The only worse president than obama was carter, and obama still has three more years of trying to destroy America to catch up. Next to Bill (or Hilary) Clinton, obama is a circus clown. Next to a circus clown, obama is a worse circus clown. At least Bill Clinton could lie with charm and without teleprompters.

Now on to the important stuff. My theory is that Bill has been messing with the portly intern again and just found out she is pregnant and the sex tape might come out. No wait, I'm getting my democrats mixed up.

LOL, two Americas. One where men don't cheat on their cancer-afflicted wives and one where they do..

Liberty275 5 years, 9 months ago

"Bush famously breaking his pledge not to raise taxes didn't play a part in his loss to Bill Clinton."

Hogwash. Perot cost Bush the election.

Also, Bill, get well. Hilary, DO NOT step on the oxygen line!

mr_right_wing 5 years, 9 months ago

You can call Obama the anti-Regan. I've gone over and listened to both of their various speeches and they pretty much completely contradict each other.

I was in college during the Regan administration, and I remember the horror stories about how the administration was trying to eliminate all financial aid; that had an impact on me and got me to thinking that I needed to get more serious about school and graduate while there was still a little financial aid there. Now I look back at the 'Cold War', no Regan didn't end the USSR on his own, but he definitely had a respectable part in outspending them militarily. So for helping me with my priorities in college and being a part to the end of the cold war, I thank you President Regan! (I can only imagine how much worse things are now with financial aid!)

georgiahawk 5 years, 9 months ago

Mr. Right wing wrong, it is spelled Reagan. President Reagan started the downfall of America, he was a total puppet and had no idea what was going on the last 3 years of his tenure (for proof look at any press conference from this period, he just circled around himself with his typical senile grandpa gibberish). How on earth anyone can see him as anything other than an old fool is beyond me. Thank God that Obama is the anti-Reagan! Liberty275, if you are not happy with your situation right now and need someone to blame it on, I believe the neocon bushies would be your group. No, I am not blaming bushie for all that is wrong, but Obama has not had the time to solve the problems left by the neocons. Give time and perspective a chance to develop before deciding when you were better off.

diplomacy205 5 years, 9 months ago

georgiahawk, Ronald Reagan's military increase was a contributing factor in the fall of the Berlin Wall. The Soviets were forced to keep up their spending until they went bankrupt.

The Reagan Tax cuts fueled the economic growth that lasted most of the way through the Clinton administration. Unfortunately, once Congress started spending like it was play money, they never stopped. If Obama's spending plans pass, we will spend ourselves into bankruptcy.

Thinking_Out_Loud 5 years, 9 months ago

re: the args over the race to the bottom in terms of U.S. presidencies.

Really? You'd rank any of these fellows lower than Pres. Fillmore, or Harding, or Grant, or Buchanan, or Pierce? Worse than either Taylor or Tyler?

Good heavens! Read some books, people!

mr_right_wing 5 years, 9 months ago

Ronald Reagan demanded:

"Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"

Barak Obama would most likely whimper:

"I am here today representing the American people, to apologize for our part in the allies victory over Germany and Japan. We feel great remorse that we created a situation in which Adolf Hitler -- an incredibly misunderstood but great leader, I believe -- was left with no choice but suicide. His innocent blood is on all Americans hands. I also take responsibility as an American, that Mr. Hitler was backed into a corner by short-sighted forces like ours and had no choice but to open up concentration camps. The United States must share our part of the responsibility and shame for this. Mr. Gorbachev not only do I extend a very humble and heart-felt apology from our nation, I also invite you to The White House for a beer, a beer manufactured by communists of course, at which time we can discuss this wall. If nothing else comes of that meeting, Michelle does have some ideas on how to decorate the wall to make it look less intrusive. Please, I beg you, forgive America for all we do wrong, and thank you for your time."

bearded_gnome 5 years, 9 months ago

poor Porchie, apparently hasn't read, or can't understant, the constitution. it is the House of Representatives [typing very slow here] that appropriates...appropriates means spends the bucks. presidential "budgets" are rather irrelevant.

and yes, Perot cost Bush the election. if the half of Perot voters [cited above] had actually stayed with GHWB, then Clinton would not have won if the other half had just not voted, for example. note that Clinton never was elected by a majority, only plurality.

an aside since PP is apparently female: if womyn had not been given the right to vote, then GHWB would have won hands-down. womyn voted more for Clinton and yet, look what he did to womyn!

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