Watch Mukasey collapse while giving a speech Wednesday night.
(CNN) - U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey collapsed while giving a speech Thursday at the Federalist Society dinner at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington.
Mukasey, 67, was giving a spirited defense of the Bush administration's legal policies when his speech began to slur and he lost track of his thoughts about 30 minutes into his talk. Seconds later, he became rigid and then began to slump.
Mukasey was rushed to George Washington University Medical Center, said Peter Carr, a Justice Department spokesman.
"The attorney general is conscious, conversant and alert," said Carr. "His vital statistics are strong and he is in good spirits.
Symptoms remind me of a stroke, hopefully the quick treatment minimized the permanent damage. Following Alberto, this guy looked like an alterboy genius, so I am hopeful for his quick recovery.
I work for Ford Motor Co as a manager. Here is the secrets that the union and Ford executives agreed to:
1. The UAW workers get 90% of their salary with full medical benefits, if they are laidoff. All the layedoff employees need to do is volunteer in their community 5 days a week. I investigated most of the employees and found they are not showing up for the volunteer work.
2. UAW employees salary is $25 to $30 an hour Most or not working. They are stand around talking and hiding from their supervisors. Ford do not care about the customer just keeping the uaw happy.
3. Do not bailout or loan the money. Ford executives will take the money and retire.
i'm just glad it was people there to witness it and take him to the hospital.. that would have been all bad if he had been at home or a place by him self... Thank God for that .. wish him the best ...
This does look a bit like a stroke, however it also looks strikingly similar to a seizure.
Nice that some people have such really good health care benefits. People have babies and are sent home within an hour. A friend had a mastectomy at 9 am and she was home by noon.
Don't we provide nicely for our government official's health care? Low blood sugar or old age for them gets free overnight stay.
He must have stock in GM.
Read some report that stated he had a fainting spell. That seems highly unlikely. At a minimum, the man probably had a TIA (Transient Ischemic Attach): temporary low blood flow to his brain secondary to narrowing in his carotid artery(s). I would hope his doctors would study his corotids to rule out corotid disease. It would not suprise me if he doesnt have some artherosclerotic placques in either of them that resulting in this "fainting spell."
Lest we forget, liberals seem to only have sympathy when drunken louts who also happen to be the senior Senator from MA have medical issues.
Best wishes for a recovery. God bless.
I'M ANTI BUSH,.. BUT I HOPE THIS GENTLEMAN IS OK AND RECOVERS.
I wish him well. He now needs some rest. That spirited defense of Bush was probably the straw that broke the camel's back.
It is really horrible that at a time where this man might have suffered a debilitating condition that people on here are still making politics of it.
You all disgust me.
Here is wishing thoughts of a speedy recovery.
Although im not a big fan of this man. I do hope he is going to be OK.
Bring back Alberto Gonzalez to fill in before he's formally indicted for obstruction of justice. The U.S. has the largest prison population in the world. The Bureau of Prisons budget has increased by 2000%. Dick Cheney has invested heavily in the Vanguard Group, an investment management company with substantial investments in private detention centers. Some of these prisons have been cited by human rights groups for engaging in cruel treatment of inmates, that includes torture. You do the math. It ain't all that fuzzy.
Guy for Stuff November 21st, 2008 9:38 am ET
. . . Maybe I'm breaking a taboo here but it looks like he could have been drunk.
You're obviously an idiot of the first magnitude !!!!!!!!!!!
He's down for the count, just like the GOP!
I think he heard the leak about who Obama planned on nominating for AG.
It may have been a TIA, or mini-stroke. I rember Mayor Ed Koch from NY had one of those a long time ago...
I hope he has a speedy recovery. My prayers are with him and his family.
I hope he is ok. No need for politics at a time like this. Get well soon.
and when this country goes down the drain because of Obama, are all you jerks going to say its karma?
or even draw a connection between bad usa = bad obama?
no you will not because you are all mean, bitter, full of hate and control freaks
See!!! What a strain it puts on the human brain and body to say aND believe such obviously nonsensical and untrue things.
Why are some of you people so mean and nasty ? The man has a medical problem. This is America and just because someone doesn't agree with you does not mean that you have to wish bad things on them. Remember, " what goes around, comes around ".
I personally cannot stand Bush, to the point of feeling physically sick when I see him or hear his voice, HOWEVER, I don't wish bad things on everybody connected with him.
BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU ARE DEFENDING GEORGE BUSH AND DICK CHENEY.THERE IS A GOD.