Thursday, May 06, 2010

Branstad out of hospital

Former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is out of the hospital after doctors cleared a blockage in his heart. His campaign wants the message out that he will be back on the campaign trail "soon". Expect to hear from the gov himself Friday. Branstad suffered a heart attack while working on a treadmill at the downtown Des Moines YMCA in 2000.

John Bachman, the senior anchor in our television newsroom (like you don't know who John is:), asked me if any other campaigns had sent out well-wishes for Branstad. I saw nothing from Rod Roberts or Bob Vander Plaats. Vander Plaats did send out a criticism of Branstad today with a link on Twitter.
Today, Governor Culver's office did send out a message offering well-wishes:

I hope Mr. Branstad makes a full recovery and we have him and the entire Branstad family in our thoughts and prayers. – Gov. Culver

For the Love of the Game...Boy, the Cardinals' $40 million man, Kyle Lohse, doesn't seem to be worth $40 right now. This signing has not looked good almost from the start. He stunk again on the mound today. I sure hope he or someone can get him figured out. He's by far the worst of the 5 starting pitchers and he makes WAAAAY too much money for that.

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