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Bill Clinton get's heart work done……

President Barack Obama held a press conference with former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush regarding disaster relief and fundraising for Haiti in the White House Rose Garden Saturday, January 16, 2010 in Washington.

Updated from the New York Times.…..Former President Bill Clinton was taken to a New York hospital today after experiencing chest pains, and underwent heart surgery, his office said.

Doctors inserted two stents into his native coronary artery after one of the bypass grafts from an operation five years ago became obstructed.

Last month, former President Clinton appeared at the White House with President Obama and former President George W. Bush to discuss aid relief for the survivors of the Haiti earthquake.

“President Clinton is in good spirits and will continue to focus on the work of his foundation and Haiti’s relief and long-term recovery efforts,” his counselor, Douglas J. Band, said in a statement released by the former president’s office.

Mr. Clinton, who serves as the United Nations special envoy to Haiti, has been spending much of his time in recent weeks trying to coordinate relief and recovery efforts for the Caribbean island after a devastating earthquake claimed more than 200,000 lives. Mr. Clinton just returned a few days ago from his second trip there since the earthquake.

Mr. Clinton, 63, has a history of heart trouble. He had quadruple coronary artery bypass surgery in 2004 and later developed rare complications affecting his lungs that required another operation six months later. He was taken Thursday to the Columbia campus of New York Presbyterian Hospital, the same facility where he was treated six years ago.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton learned of her husband’s condition after she concluded a meeting with President Obama in the Oval Office.

An associate of Mrs. Clinton’s said she was in Washington, but making plans to head to New York City late this afternoon.

Mr. Clinton’s health has been a concern ever since the 2004 heart operation. By his own account, he had never been entirely the same. “It changed me,” he told The New York Times last year. “One of the things I noticed is that on normal days ever since I had that heart surgery, I’m a lot more laid back and a lot more relaxed and a lot more healthy.

“But I also noticed since I had the surgery – and this is what you picked up in the campaign – that if I’m really tired, it’s more difficult for me than it was when I was back in politics before I had the heart problem. I have no explanation for why that is. I’m just observing it. It’s neither an excuse for any mistake I made or anything else. I’m just explaining. It’s something I’ve noticed. My life has changed.”

February 11, 2010 - Posted by | Breaking News, Family, Health, Men, Other Things, Politics, Updates | , , , ,


  1. Never knew a globalist, corporatist piece of shit like this had a heart. Must be just a wee bit bigger than George W.’s tiny one. Hope he croaks. Another rich bag of shit not to worry about.

    Comment by theothergardener | February 11, 2010 | Reply

    • Wow!…you really aren’t one of his fan’s, huh

      Comment by jamesb101 | February 11, 2010 | Reply

  2. such sad news.. hope he’ll be around for many years to come. 63 is way too early to go.. he’s doing good things with the foundation.

    Comment by talkandpolitics | February 11, 2010 | Reply

    • theothergardner don’t think so!

      Comment by jamesb101 | February 11, 2010 | Reply

  3. Talk Politics, after LBJ left office in 1969, he had a 2nd heart attack in 1972 when doctors informed him his days on earth were numbered, so he started saying goodbye to old friends and enemies, before passing away from a 3rd and final heart attack on 1-22-73.

    I’m worried if Clinton has another health scare, he might not make it in 2 years.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | February 11, 2010 | Reply

    • hm.. you’re probably right.. and i guess eight years in office is a real strain on your health..

      but it’ll be sad, i read his book last year, don’t know all about his politics, but he seemed like a good person wanting good for others, and he had a tough start in life.

      Comment by talkandpolitics | February 11, 2010 | Reply

  4. Leal Prediction

    The heart issue was linked to tainted water and meat

    Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | February 11, 2010 | Reply

    • get real…..

      Comment by jamesb101 | February 11, 2010 | Reply

  5. Clinton die this young: UNLIKELY

    The “Angel” that fathered Clinton is EPIC

    Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | February 11, 2010 | Reply

  6. Clinton has been in Haiti and has had the UN and US pile more and more responsibility on him for the area…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | February 11, 2010 | Reply

  7. Exactly reason to believe heart issue was linked to tainted water and food

    While people spend much time fretting about meat cooked to internal temperature of 140 degrees

    More people get ill from tainted water

    Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | February 11, 2010 | Reply

    • I’m going to find it hard to believe an American ex-Presdient was given bad food…or water…..

      Comment by jamesb101 | February 11, 2010 | Reply

      • It is very easy ma friend

        said President visits restaurant

        Restaurant cleans plates with tainted water or EVEN washes vegetables or fruit with tainted water

        Pathogen enters Bill’s blood system

        Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | February 11, 2010

  8. …extramarital affairs are rough on a mans heart…

    Comment by SE-779 | February 11, 2010 | Reply

    • actually SE..he’s very good at that…he was that way from when Hillary first hooked up with him…..

      Comment by jamesb101 | February 11, 2010 | Reply

  9. While you are correct ….I would hope that an ex-President only eats in certain high standards places….

    But anything is possible…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | February 11, 2010 | Reply

  10. Ma friend

    WE all use the same water supply

    Last I checked no restaurant uses an autoclave

    Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | February 11, 2010 | Reply

    • **there are different sources of water supply

      well water, personal collection, bottled water, and the water line

      I would think for simple cost reasons restaurant use the water line

      I CAN REMEMBER when Bill had surgery 5 years ago

      He mentioned he had changed his diet to lose weight

      I imagine ol Bill eats more FRESH fruit and vegetables than his McDonald days

      Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | February 11, 2010 | Reply

      • even with the CIC having a food taster on hand

        one would not KNOW if one’s food contained bacterial microbes by simply possessing one on hand

        Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | February 11, 2010

      • Because he isn’t the President anymore he eats at regular places I would image……his Security Detail would not have an extensive advance anymore….

        I would hope that the State Department people helping to get him and the detail around would point out the ‘safe’places to eat and ‘not safe’ places to eat….

        Bill Clinton has had heart problems for sometime now…his travel schedule has been extensive since he left the White House…..

        All these things…plus the fact that I believe his natural father died at an early age are factors in his health……

        Not the immediate diet he has……

        Comment by jamesb101 | February 11, 2010

  11. MOST ulcers and MANY heart complications are linked to malicious GERMS getting inside the body

    Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | February 11, 2010 | Reply

    • Obama is not going to eat any local food that wasn’t watched from beginning to end being prepared…George Bush did get sick on a one of his Asia trips…..and that’s why Obama’s foreign trip meals are checked….

      I do remember when Obama first got in office…He went out…the whole Dog and Pony show to local burger place ……

      Comment by jamesb101 | February 11, 2010 | Reply

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