Breaking news from CNN: Liberal Lion Senator Ted Kennedy has been hospitalized with “stroke-like” symptoms. After going to the emergency room in Cape Cod, he was air-lifted to Massachusetts General Hospital. Let us say prayers for his quick recovery.
In October 2007, Senator Kennedy underwent surgery to clear his carotid artery in hopes of preventing a stroke. UPDATE: According to CNN’s sources, Senator Kennedy canceled his own lunch plans for today via phone, and the family is “optimistic” that the Senator will be just fine and make a “full recovery,” per Ed Henry’s reporting from Sharm-el-Sheikh.
The Associated Press, per a Kennedy family statement, is noting that Senator Ted Kennedy “experienced a seizure.”
UPDATE 2: Per Senator Kennedy’s office, he is “resting comfortably.”
UPDATE 3: Statement from Senator John McCain:
ARLINGTON, VA — U.S. Senator John McCain today issued the following statement on the news concerning Senator Ted Kennedy:
“I was very sorry to hear that Senator Kennedy has taken ill, and like millions of Americans, Cindy and I anxiously await word of his condition. Senator Kennedy’s role in the U.S. Senate cannot be overstated. He is a legendary lawmaker, and I have the highest respect for him. When we have worked together, he has been a skillful, fair and generous partner. I consider it a great privilege to call him my friend. Cindy and I are praying for our friend, his wife, Vicki and the Kennedy family.”