Carter resting comfortably after hospitalization

posted at 2:20 pm on September 28, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

After getting rushed to the hospital directly from his flight on a book-signing tour, Jimmy Carter appears to have nothing more serious than an upset stomach and perhaps some exhaustion from the travel.  At 85, though, neither of those conditions should be taken lightly — and fortunately, no one brushed them off:

Cleveland Hopkins Airport officials told NewsChannel5 that airport EMS crews were called to an incoming Delta flight at 11:30 a.m. for a passenger who felt sick. Upon arrival, they learned that the passenger was President Jimmy Carter. Airport EMS crews did an initial checkup of him on scene to see if he was OK, and he was then transported to MetroHealth Medical Center, where he is currently.

President Carter’s team issued this statement Tuesday afternoon:

“While on a flight to Cleveland, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter developed an upset stomach, and, upon arrival, was taken to Metro Health Hospital for observation. He is resting comfortably and is expected to resume his book tour this week.

Carter is obviously not a fan favorite here at Hot Air, but I’ll definitely say a prayer for his full recovery, and for his family.  If anything changes, I’ll update this post.

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85? Based on the “Only the Good Die Young” principle, he still has decades left.

Kasper Hauser on September 28, 2010 at 2:21 PM

I have often been hospitalized for days with air sickness

faraway on September 28, 2010 at 2:22 PM

Good thing he had a well-trained EMS crew.

With Democrats vision for health care, such things will become a thing of the past.

You see, they get paid far too much. Too expensive to pay EMTs. Pretty soon it will become yet another job “Americans won’t do”.

Perhaps Mr. Carter and Mr. Obama should think about that.

NoDonkey on September 28, 2010 at 2:24 PM

I hope for a quick recovery for him.

DrAllecon on September 28, 2010 at 2:24 PM

Hope he gets well soon. Hang tough JC.

ted c on September 28, 2010 at 2:25 PM

He’s been released from the hospital. Let loose the dogs of war.

halfastro on September 28, 2010 at 2:26 PM

Ed,

You are probably one of the most decent individuals in the blogosphere. Your attitude towards your political opponents really is an inspiration.

aquaviva on September 28, 2010 at 2:26 PM

Bless him

If he could let go of the anger, he could live to 100. I hope he does.

thebrokenrattle on September 28, 2010 at 2:26 PM

I hope things work out and he fully recovers. Despite everything he is a husband and father. Get well soon.

milwife88 on September 28, 2010 at 2:26 PM

Will his Medicare cover his stay in the hospital? Oh I forgot, he has better insurance coverage. No little blue pills for him.

hip shot on September 28, 2010 at 2:27 PM

Living in the area, I heard about it when the news went live at noon. While not a big fan of Carter, I do pray for his full recovery. MetroHealth Hospital is top-notch and he’s in good hands there.

GrannyDee on September 28, 2010 at 2:27 PM

You better stick to lunching at Kosher Deli’s Jimmeh.

All those people inconvenienced while the 2nd worst President barfs up a fur ball.

ontherocks on September 28, 2010 at 2:28 PM

I hope Jimmy Carter feels and gets better soon!!

He is an American!

canopfor on September 28, 2010 at 2:30 PM

I am happy for Rosalyn.

portlandon on September 28, 2010 at 2:31 PM

He’s still a doody-head.

Get well soon.

AaronGuzman on September 28, 2010 at 2:32 PM

Only the loony left is void of compassion (except for trees, grass and rocks).

BoSox_or_Bust on September 28, 2010 at 2:34 PM

Good thing he had a well-trained EMS crew.

Hey, here in Cleveland, the paramedics have Clinton and Obama tatooed on their arms. No, really. (Nausea warning.)

saint kansas on September 28, 2010 at 2:37 PM

Get well soon.

rbj on September 28, 2010 at 2:38 PM

He’s still a doody-head.

Get well soon.

AaronGuzman on September 28, 2010 at 2:32 PM

I’m with ya. Get well, Doody-head Carter. I only hope that the Israelis don’t bomb Iran before he’s back on the job. Imagine the paranoiac fantasies THAT would provoke in the fever swamp that is his brain.

smellthecoffee on September 28, 2010 at 2:39 PM

I have heard of slow news days stories but this has got to win some prize of some kind.

Luka on September 28, 2010 at 2:39 PM

Carter likely is benefiting from medical advancements developed in Israel.

aunursa on September 28, 2010 at 2:40 PM

He was down with a bad case of the “M” word.

UltimateBob on September 28, 2010 at 2:40 PM

Saint Kansas, I just had to go there….bleh

cmsinaz on September 28, 2010 at 2:40 PM

We need to pray even more for our enemies. They really need God’s mercy.

disa on September 28, 2010 at 2:42 PM

He is an American!

canopfor on September 28, 2010 at 2:30 PM

Well now canopfor, that all depends on what the definition of American is and what the definition of sex is and what the definition of is, is. By my definition you are far more of an American than he will ever be.

Luka on September 28, 2010 at 2:42 PM

Released him, eh? It’s just as well. The wonders of modern medical science can’t do anything for his dementia, ya’ know.

My collie says:

I wonder if they told him, or if he still thinks he is superior to all the ex-presidents that we have ever had?

I suspect that this type of patient is quieter and easier to care for if you just tell him whatever he wants to hear.

CyberCipher on September 28, 2010 at 2:43 PM

Okay… get well soon.

The golden rule guides my life.

tru2tx on September 28, 2010 at 2:45 PM

I won’t pray for him, but I won’t curse him either.

Tim Burton on September 28, 2010 at 2:45 PM

I hope Jimmy Carter bounces back with so much energy that he can campaign 24×7 for all democrat candidates for the next 5 weeks.

Luka on September 28, 2010 at 2:49 PM

He is an American!

canopfor on September 28, 2010 at 2:30 PM
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Well now canopfor, that all depends on what the definition of American is and what the definition of sex is and what the definition of is, is. By my definition you are far more of an American than he will ever be.

Luka on September 28, 2010 at 2:42 PM

Luka: Thats an honour,you are kind!:)
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canopfor on September 28, 2010 at 2:51 PM

Dear God, please heal Jimmy so he can have as great an impact on the 2010 elections as he possibly can. Than you in advance.

Luka on September 28, 2010 at 2:51 PM

Good to hear he’s resting comfortably.

You know who else is resting even more comfortably?

The innocent women and children his terrorist buddies in Palestine murdered.

NoDonkey on September 28, 2010 at 2:53 PM

He’s going to be okay for God’s sake. Stop with the magnanimity.

halfastro on September 28, 2010 at 2:53 PM

I wish him good health and hope he is up and around soon.

This, however, shows the level of service the political class will receive in the future. The rest of us, under Obamacare, will get pushed out onto the tarmac.

bopbottle on September 28, 2010 at 2:54 PM

Take care of that tummy ache and get well soon..

Texyank on September 28, 2010 at 2:57 PM

thank g-d

refuah shelaymah

iam7545 on September 28, 2010 at 2:57 PM

Good thing those Death Panels hadn’t kicked in yet.

Oh, wait…he’s a Democrat.

Never mind.

fossten on September 28, 2010 at 2:58 PM

“Mrs. Carter, the operation was a success. We removed your husband’s head from his rectum. With a little rest he’ll be a conservative soon, and we’ll probably see no more of that smugness or anti-semitism. It looks like he’ll be able to lead a normal life.”

Akzed on September 28, 2010 at 2:59 PM

Get better you Old Anti-Semite.

Is that OK? It’s about as magnanimous as I can get about Jimmy.

Shtetl G on September 28, 2010 at 3:00 PM

Praying for you, Jimmah!

pugwriter on September 28, 2010 at 3:01 PM

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is reported to have strongly urged all good Muslims to pray 6 times a day to Allah that Jimmy will make a full recovery so that he can get right back to promoting his latest anti-Jew book.

Luka on September 28, 2010 at 3:01 PM

Quick where are the death panels promised us?

esnap on September 28, 2010 at 3:03 PM

Hugo Chevez is reported to be spending so much time worrying about his dear friend Jimmy that he hasn’t closed down any media sources since early this morning.

Luka on September 28, 2010 at 3:04 PM

I’m glad it was an upset stomach. Now he can empathize with how I feel every time I hear him being interviewed by CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, or NPR about the Middle East.

Sultry Beauty on September 28, 2010 at 3:05 PM

I truly do wish him good health and wish well to his family.

The good news is that acute smugness is rarely fatal.

obladioblada on September 28, 2010 at 3:05 PM

If he could let go of the anger, he could live to 100. I hope he does.

thebrokenrattle on September 28, 2010 at 2:26 PM

Which do you hope for?

I hope he lets go of the anger, but I certainly don’t hope he lives to be 100. He’s done enough damage, the partisan hack that he is, and the longer he lives the more he continues to open his mouth and do more damage.

Its time for jimmah to wander off into the sunset.

belad on September 28, 2010 at 3:06 PM

Hey, here in Cleveland, the paramedics have Clinton and Obama tatooed on their arms. No, really. (Nausea warning.)

saint kansas on September 28, 2010 at 2:37 PM

I’ve yet to meet a woman (and not a few men) who wish they had never had their bodies “inked”.

Hoping for Mr. Carter’s recovery, though mainly for Mrs. Carters benefit.

oldleprechaun on September 28, 2010 at 3:08 PM

The old vile anti-semite had an upset stomach, went to the hospital and got some Pepto-Bismol and went home and you’d think by some of these comments that he was felled by a debilitating stroke or something.

Where’s the similar outpouring of sympathy for me? Aren’t you all aware of the number of upset stomachs this man has given me over the years?

halfastro on September 28, 2010 at 3:08 PM

Compare the decency of the comments here to that of Congressman Grayson and his supporters.

“In September 2009, during the debates leading to the passage of the Affordable Health Care for America Act by the House in November, Grayson quipped during a speech that, “The Republican health care plan is this: ‘Don’t get sick, and if you do get sick, die quickly.’” His remarks were widely condemned by Republican politicians but, according to Grayson, were well received by his constituents. Grayson reported that his comments resulted in over five thousand campaign contributions and that the positive emails he received outnumbered the negative ones by a four-to-one margin”

diogenes on September 28, 2010 at 3:08 PM

“aquaviva on September 28, 2010 at 2:26 PM”

AP is also, IMHO.

Regarding Carter, I am reminded of a recent country tune about praying for someone. Can’t remember the title, but it sure was catchy.

dogsoldier on September 28, 2010 at 3:14 PM

You’re just taunting us now, Ed, aren’t you?

Jaibones on September 28, 2010 at 3:15 PM

there are excvellent hospitals he can recover in – over in Cuba and N Korea.

wildweasel on September 28, 2010 at 3:15 PM

maybe 444 days in an Iranian hospital would help.

wildweasel on September 28, 2010 at 3:16 PM

I hope he recovers and sticks around a few more years, so he can be vindicated as only the second worst president in modern history.

Vashta.Nerada on September 28, 2010 at 3:18 PM

I hope he gets better. Don’t want a President to pass away before the election.

mechkiller_k on September 28, 2010 at 3:19 PM

maybe 444 days in an Iranian hospital would help.

wildweasel on September 28, 2010 at 3:16 PM

Now that’s more like it!

halfastro on September 28, 2010 at 3:20 PM

I hope he feels well again soon.
However he is a bitter old man and everytime I see him or hear him I think that this is exactly what Obama will be like, only worse and he’ll never make it to 85.

ORconservative on September 28, 2010 at 3:20 PM

Jimmy Carter throws up and we get two comment threads at HotAir.

DaydreamBeliever on September 28, 2010 at 3:23 PM

Get well soon President Jimmy…

Wade on September 28, 2010 at 3:27 PM

Unlike those on the left, I don’t wish any ill-will on those I don’t agree with. I hope the man gets well. I just don’t want him near any policy.

matd on September 28, 2010 at 3:28 PM

…I’ll definitely say a prayer for his full recovery…

You’re in the same company with Hamas and Helen Thomas. Just sayin’.

I really wonder where the line is with these illness/near-death or death notices of our, ahem, ideological competitors. Everyone draws the line somewhere right? For instance, are we praying that Kim Jong (Mentally) Il will make a speedy recovery? Would we pray for Achmadine-jihad to arise from some illness (mental, as well)? What is the degree to which someone must be an enemy of America in order to preclude remarks from having some obligatory well-wishing? Just wondering, because I thought Ted Kennedy and Robert Byrd were just as much enemies of freedom as Jimmeh Carter. They’re just not out-of-the-closet about it as A-jad and Hugo Chavez.

Western_Civ on September 28, 2010 at 3:28 PM

My momma always taught me when I don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything. I’ve learned to selectively apply that wisdom, of course.

IronDioPriest on September 28, 2010 at 3:29 PM

Hey, here in Cleveland, the paramedics have Clinton and Obama tatooed on their arms. No, really. (Nausea warning.)

saint kansas on September 28, 2010 at 2:37 PM

Not to be mean but if not for the tattoos, how would she get any attention or the fifteen minutes of fame all Dumb-o-craps are entitled too?

PatriotPete on September 28, 2010 at 3:32 PM

This must be hard on his family.

DrMagnolias on September 28, 2010 at 3:39 PM

No worries, Jimmy…BHO has taken the mantle…
Get well soon.

d1carter on September 28, 2010 at 3:40 PM

Even though he is America’s taint (choad that is), I hope he recovers quickly. ;-)

The Evil Doctor K on September 28, 2010 at 3:43 PM

I hope he recovers and sticks around a few more years, so he can be vindicated as only the second worst president in modern history.

Vashta.Nerada on September 28, 2010 at 3:18 PM

That’s already baked in the cake. It won’t take another two years.

UltimateBob on September 28, 2010 at 3:54 PM

UltimateBob on September 28, 2010 at 3:54 PM

The great thing is that this guy can’t be run against in the primary, unless it’s Eric Holder.

If they dump Barry, where is the black vote going to be?

Sitting at home and not voting for Democrats, that’s for sure.

NoDonkey on September 28, 2010 at 3:58 PM

Not going to say anything.

Grayson on September 28, 2010 at 4:01 PM

Hey, here in Cleveland, the paramedics have Clinton and Obama tatooed on their arms. No, really. (Nausea warning.)

That there is some serious ugly.

Bob's Kid on September 28, 2010 at 4:24 PM

maybe 444 days in an Iranian hospital would help.

wildweasel on September 28, 2010 at 3:16 PM

LOL! I love it!!

Gob on September 28, 2010 at 4:31 PM

halfastro on September 28, 2010 at 2:53 PM

Shtetl G on September 28, 2010 at 3:00 PM

LOL! You kids made my day!

Gob on September 28, 2010 at 4:34 PM

I hope he recovers quickly and attempts to run in the 2012 Democratic primary.

Mary in LA on September 28, 2010 at 4:55 PM

I was in first grade when Carter was elected and I told my teacher that he couldn’t have won because my parents didn’t vote for him.
I had just turned 6.
I know he has a family so for their sake I hope he lives a long life.
If he had stuck with building houses I’d probably be feeling more generous.
Sorry.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 28, 2010 at 5:07 PM

What is with all this good wishes for such an evil man?
The world would have been better off if the bastard were never born.

Hilts on September 28, 2010 at 5:45 PM

Godspeed Mr. Carter.

carbon_footprint on September 28, 2010 at 5:50 PM

All this sentimentality for the person who enabled and instated the Islamic republic and put radical islam on track makes me ill. How much blood does he have on his hands.

Just to show I am not without feelings, I hope he does not have an unfortunte accident with a nail gun…

After all he is the superior ex-president so he says.

Kuffar on September 28, 2010 at 5:53 PM

Get well, President Carter.

Philly on September 28, 2010 at 7:08 PM

Hey, here in Cleveland, the paramedics have Clinton and Obama tatooed on their arms. No, really. (Nausea warning.)

I can think of more appropriate places for such tattoos, but it would be painful.

NoDonkey on September 29, 2010 at 5:25 AM

I hope he’s doing well.

He deserves to see Obama defeated in 2012. He can go to his reward knowing that he wasn’t the worst president in modern times.

Get well soon Mr. President.

Tim_CA on September 29, 2010 at 11:43 AM

I can think of more appropriate places for such tattoos, but it would be painful.

Yes. It would also be much closer to what passes for their brains.

oldleprechaun on September 29, 2010 at 12:35 PM