Blogger on Scene as Mukasey Collapses
At least one legal blogger was in the audience last night when Attorney General Michael Mukasey collapsed while delivering a speech at the annual dinner of the Federal Society in Washington, D.C. Laurie Lin, a contributor to the blog Above the Law and author of her own blog, The Kitchen Cabinet, provided an eyewitness account of the incident to ATL editor David Lat, who posted it last night at 10:30 p.m. Mukasey "literally collapsed mid-sentence at the podium," she reported. "Medical people are working on him now as he lies on the dais. Secret Service says no one can get up. Entire hall is shocked and silent."
Mukasey was rushed last night to George Washington University Hospital, where he remained overnight. This morning, The Washington Post reported that he is said to be doing well, with strong vital signs and in good spirits. President Bush spoke with him this morning and said through a spokesman that he "sounded well." The report said:
A person who attended the black-tie dinner at the Marriott Wardman Park hotel in Woodley Park said Mukasey was visibly shaking and perhaps slurring his words before he fell to the floor. Video footage showed a tuxedo-clad Mukasey, 67, staggering behind a lectern as FBI agents in his security detail raced to his side.
Below are two videos of the incident.
Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on November 21, 2008 at 10:20 AM | Permalink
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