Thursday, December 28, 2006
Johnson's Condition Still Critical
There has been very little news as of late on the condition of Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD), which is noteworthy because of the potential outcome his health could have on control of the U.S. Senate. An AP report today says he's still in critical condition in the intensive care unit, and he has not spoken since being hospitalized two weeks ago for emergency surgery to repair a brain hemorrhage. Although his doctor reports his condition is improving, he has been sedated for two weeks--longer than usual according to at least one medical expert. What is clear is he will not be present when the new Congress convenes in January. That means Democrats will lack a majority, or 51 votes, to do business.