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Byrd, Kennedy Leave Lunch for Medical Reasons

Early reports say that Sens. Byrd and Kennedy left the Obama Congressional luncheon for medical reasons.

Before being taken from the room, Kennedy had begun shaking and convulsing, according to Senate staffer in the luncheon, and appeared to be having a seizure.

His apparent seizure occurred moments after Byrd, who was sitting at the same table as Kennedy, was taken from the room by staff.

Read more on this on washingtonpost.com here.

By Washington Post Editors  |  January 20, 2009; 2:53 PM ET  | Category:  Celebrities
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Mary Jo Kopechne could not be reached for comment

Posted by: jim_bevan | January 20, 2009 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Wow! If the Democrats are making each other sick on a day or their great celebration, think of what's going to happen when it's time to go to work.

Posted by: ndhs63 | January 20, 2009 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Exactly how was it again that the Kennedy Mafia was able to prevent an autopsy from being done when Mary Jo Kopechne was left to drown alone? Wasn't it state law in Massachussetts that autopsies were required in ALL cases of unattended death, as it is in most, if not all, other states? That's not something that a victim's family, sheriff, police chief, or medical examiner could legally have waived, even if they WERE paid off! Because there was no autopsy, no one could PROVE whether she was pregnant with Teddy's child (as was rumored), and if so, whether she might have been slipped a mickey before the car went into the water, which would have been a convenient way to be rid of her AND the baby. It may not have been an accident at all! Was Teddy aware that she couldn't swim? Was there any evidence of a blow to the head? No, just a poor girl who was left to drown alone, a driver that ran away, some powerful lawyers and politicians, and a suspended sentence for leaving the scene of an accident. Anybody that was paid off to prevent an autopsy, and whoever PAID them off should go to jail for a LONG time!

Posted by: lightnin001 | January 21, 2009 9:59 AM | Report abuse

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