Earlier today, it was reported thatÃ‚Â South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson, a Democrat,Ã‚Â suffered a stroke.
With the Democrats holding a one-vote margin in the SenateÃ‚Â in theÃ‚Â coming term, this was a major Maalox moment for the Dems, especially since South Dakota’s Republican governor would be choosing Johnson’s replacement ifÃ‚Â Johnson would have been unable to serve in January.
So, it turns out that Johnson didn’t have a stroke, but was hospitalized forÃ‚Â dizzyness –Ã‚Â which is the mandatory malady forÃ‚Â about two-thirdsÃ‚Â of the Senate, as a matter of fact.
Ironically, as a result ofÃ‚Â Johnson’sÃ‚Â scare,Ã‚Â dozens of Senate Democrats more than likelyÃ‚Â did have a stoke. I think even Teddy had one, but it’s hard to tell the difference.
Update (Thursday 11 a.m. est): Now it appears that Johnson is in critical condition. Democrats, it’s okay to keep sweating.