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Inhofe feels “great” after emergency heart surgery

posted at 9:07 am on October 8, 2013 by

I hope readers will excuse this personal note today.  Whenever I get to DC, I get in contact with Sen. James Inhofe’s office to arrange for an interview, because (a) he’s a great interview subject — humorous, blunt, and ready to talk about anything — and (b) Sen. Inhofe is a very kind and gracious man. We swap stories about grandkids off-camera, and he’s been courtly and considerate with my wife when she accompanies me.  Thankfully, we’ll have the Senator around for a while, after doctors performed an emergency quadruple bypass Friday — and at 78, that’s no joke.  Inhofe says he “feels great,” but it was indeed an emergency:

Inhofe, 78, said he has never had any kind of heart trouble and hadn’t felt any symptoms of the blocked arteries.

The senator said he had a virtual colonoscopy last week. After a doctor looked at the results, he told Inhofe “your colon is fine but you have a heart problem.”

After seeing a specialist in Washington, who advised immediate open-heart surgery, Inhofe decided to have the surgery in Tulsa so his children and grandchildren could visit him, the senator said.

Two of his arteries had 100 percentage blockage, two had 90 percent blockage and another had 75 percent, Inhofe said.

Heal up quickly, Senator Inhofe.  I have new granddaughter stories to tell you, and I’d like to hear a few more of your own. Our prayers will be with you while you’re recovering from the surgery.

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Inhofe, 78, said he has never had any kind of heart trouble and hadn’t felt any symptoms of the blocked arteries.

The senator said he had a virtual colonoscopy last week. After a doctor looked at the results, he told Inhofe “your colon is fine but you have a heart problem.”

Uhh… I don’t think “virtual colonoscopy” is covered for asymptomatic patients under Obamacare. Sorry folks. Plus at age 78, he should probably just take the pills instead….

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bofh on October 8, 2013 at 9:32 AM

Hope Sen. Inhofe gets well soon!

Ed, you should interview Sen. Franken sometime. It could get… entertaining. “Goshdarnit, why don’t people love you?!”

pookysgirl on October 8, 2013 at 9:46 AM

At age 78, I wonder how long he would have to wait under ObamaCare guidelines once the DeathStar is fully operational.

txmomof6 on October 8, 2013 at 10:43 AM

I’m still trying to figure out how they determined he had heart problems from basically a colon MRI…

Skywise on October 8, 2013 at 2:26 PM

God Bless James Inhofe, one of the very few men on Capital Hill I respect.

Prayers answered that you are feeling better senator. Take a break, you deserve it.

Axion on October 8, 2013 at 6:34 PM

At age 78, I wonder how long he would have to wait under ObamaCare guidelines once the DeathStar is fully operational.

txmomof6 on October 8, 2013 at 10:43 AM

Not long. He’s one of the ruling class, don’t ya know?

HiJack on October 8, 2013 at 7:20 PM

As I recall James Inhofe is one of the few who fights against the global warming hoax. We need him in the fight no matter what his age.

Kaffa on October 8, 2013 at 7:46 PM

…get well Senator!

KOOLAID2 on October 8, 2013 at 8:55 PM

That quick of a response!?

Obviously, he’s not covered by obozocare.

KMC1 on October 8, 2013 at 9:44 PM

At age 78, I wonder how long he would have to wait under ObamaCare guidelines once the DeathStar is fully operational.

txmomof6 on October 8, 2013 at 10:43 AM

Hmmmmm…Age 78…Republican…he’s already scheduled for the gas chamber!!

landlines on October 9, 2013 at 2:00 PM