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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 12:07 PM
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CNN: Senator Johnson responding to wife's voice, following directions
Friday, December 15, 2006
Sen. Johnson responding to wife's voice, following directions

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sen. Tim Johnson was responding to his wife Barbara's voice, holding her hand, and following directions after undergoing brain surgery, his office said late Thursday.

"Our family is very pleased with his progress and the excellent care he is receiving at George Washington University Hospital," Barbara Johnson said in remarks relayed by the senator's office. "We ask for your continued prayers as Tim continues through the recovery process."

The statement from Barbara Johnson also expressly thanked "the people of South Dakota for their love and support as Tim has met this unexpected challenge."

http://www.cnn.com/POLITICS/blogs/politicalticker/2006/...
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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 12:17 PM
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1. This is all good news.
The fact that Sen Johnson is responding to familiar voices, and following directions is excellent, and gives hope for a full recovery.

Continuing to send good thoughts his way...
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DixieBlue Donating Member (504 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 12:18 PM
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2. Oh, good news!
I hope his recovery goes well and swiftly!
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 12:45 PM
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3. Thank you, DeepModem Mom. Surely hope he will fully recuperate. n/t
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semillama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 01:33 PM
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4. So, basically
he's more coherent and functionally than Sen. Inhofe. I see no problem with him serving the rest of his term!
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Dudley_DUright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 01:39 PM
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6. Hell, he could clear that bar
while still in a coma.
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 02:02 PM
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9. Good one!
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zreosumgame Donating Member (862 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 06:01 PM
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21. *snort* *chuckle*
bad bad person!
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 01:38 PM
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5. Excellent news. I knew he would pull through....
I guess he is still not out of the woods yet, but this is a hopeful sign. Get well soon Tim! We're pulling for you. -The 48%er family
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 01:45 PM
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7. Great news
that sounds promising. :thumbsup:
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 01:48 PM
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8. Don't Tell My Wife About This

He's doing better than me.

My wife has been trying for years to get me to respond to her voice and follow directions.

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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 02:04 PM
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10. I considered reversing the order of those words in the headline! nt
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grytpype Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 02:06 PM
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11. Call off the ghouls!
Sorry, Repugs, God let you down again!
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 02:09 PM
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12. I'm so pleased to hear this.
Not as pleased as his family however.
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 02:24 PM
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13. Excellent news.
Thanks.

:thumbsup:

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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 02:32 PM
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14. Dems must have more pull with god(s)
heh
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wildflowergardener Donating Member (863 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 02:36 PM
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15. It's a wonderful life
I was thinking last night about the movie It's a Wonderful Life, where everyone is praying for George Bailey, and up in heaven God, and the angels have noticed and send Clarence down to help.

I know there were alot of prayers directed his way the other night (and still are)

Meg
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 02:44 PM
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16. Well, that's just fantastic. Plus, bush can only do one of those things.
Following directions has never been his forte.
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 03:14 PM
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17. Good new. Thank you.
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gademocrat7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 03:53 PM
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18. Continue to recover Senator Johnson.
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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:21 PM
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19. Reuters: US Senator Johnson's condition improving-aide
US Senator Johnson's condition improving-aide
15 Dec 2006 21:33:27 GMT
Source: Reuters

By Richard Cowan

WASHINGTON, Dec 15 (Reuters) - U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson continued to
improve after brain surgery this week, heartening fellow Democrats
who were optimistic on Friday that he will be able to remain in the Senate.

"Things certainly seem to be moving in the right direction," said Julianne
Fisher, a spokeswoman for the 59-year-old senator from South Dakota.

-snip-

Former South Dakota Sen. Thomas Daschle, who led Senate Democrats for
several years before his 2004 defeat, visited Johnson on Friday.

Daschle told reporters Johnson was "doing quite well" and gave an upbeat
assessment of his future. "I fully expect him to be back in the saddle and
working and voting and conducting his public life," Daschle said.

-snip-

Full article: http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N15320433.htm
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:47 PM
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20. in unrelated news, the sound of exploding heads drowns out
Edited on Fri Dec-15-06 05:48 PM by TOJ
other conversation at freeperville.
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:03 PM
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22. Thank God.
This is amazingly good news for the Johnson Family, but it is also pretty good news for the country, as well.
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