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fj1200
03-11-2011, 02:53 PM
Wasn't quite sure where to put this but this would be right considering we're 30 years out.

Reagan shooting audiotape. (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110311/ap_on_re_us/us_reagan_shooting_audiotape)


WASHINGTON A Secret Service audiotape 30 years old sheds light on the chaotic aftermath of Ronald Reagan's shooting when neither the president nor his guardians realized he'd been shot, and an agent's snap decision to get him to a hospital might have saved his life.

"Let's hustle," agent Jerry Parr is heard barking as Reagan's limousine suddenly changed course, the sight of the president's blood signaling there was more wrong with him than a bruised rib or two, as everyone thought right after the March 30, 1981, attack. The car, which had been spiriting Reagan back to the security of the White House after the spray of gunfire, sped to George Washington University Hospital instead. Reagan lost about half his blood and came closer to death that day than Americans realized for years later.
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Inside the car, however, as participants have told it, Reagan was worsening. Parr had quickly checked Reagan as they sped away and finding nothing terribly amiss, preferred the safety and medical facilities of the White House to an unsecured hospital. And when Reagan found blood in his mouth, the president told his men he must have cut his lip. But Reagan was becoming more ashen, complained of trouble breathing and the bleeding did not appear to be from a mere cut. Parr ordered the diversion to the hospital.
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Reagan had suffered extensive internal bleeding, but his gunshot wound was not discovered until doctors examined him. As it turned out, he did not enter on a stretcher but got out of the car, walked in with the help of agents and began to collapse before those around him picked him up and carried him to the emergency room. Doctors were able to stabilize his blood pressure in short order before removing the bullet in surgery.

Wow.

Kathianne
03-11-2011, 03:54 PM
That's really amazing and illuminates why they do block off all roads so that the presidential entourage doesn't make any stops.

revelarts
03-12-2011, 07:44 AM
Wasn't quite sure where to put this but this would be right considering we're 30 years out.

Reagan shooting audiotape. (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110311/ap_on_re_us/us_reagan_shooting_audiotape)



Wow.

Wow is right.
So Bush 1 would have president a lot sooner.
there was an attempt on Ford's life too.
Nelson Rockafeller would have been pres.

Gaffer
03-12-2011, 12:05 PM
And if something happens to the commie in chief we will get joe bafoon.

Trinnity
09-20-2011, 08:55 PM
And if something happens to the commie in chief we will get joe bafoon.Anyone would be better than Obama....even Joe.

SassyLady
09-22-2011, 03:37 AM
Anyone would be better than Obama....even Joe.

I would have to respectfully disagree .... Obama is bad, but we can predict what he's going to do and say. Biden is a unpredictable idiot.

red states rule
09-22-2011, 03:45 AM
I would have to respectfully disagree .... Obama is bad, but we can predict what he's going to do and say. Biden is a unpredictable idiot.

Biden was damn good life ins policy for Obama

SassyLady
09-22-2011, 03:56 AM
Biden was damn good life ins policy for Obama

I always said that was the only reason Obama picked him as VP ... because he knew that the first and second alternatives were worse (Biden and Pelosi) if he were assassinated.

red states rule
09-22-2011, 03:57 AM
I always said that was the only reason Obama picked him as VP ... because he knew that the first and second alternatives were worse (Biden and Pelosi) if he were assassinated.

It would be Hell on Earth with those two running things

But a major housecleaning will take place in 2012 and Obama/Biden will have seek others lines of work

Gaffer
09-22-2011, 12:12 PM
It would be Hell on Earth with those two running things But a major housecleaning will take place in 2012 and Obama/Biden will have seek others lines of work With any luck polosi too.

ConHog
09-22-2011, 12:22 PM
With any luck polosi too.

THAT will NEVER happen. Those loonie birds in SF love that crazy bitch.

LuvRPgrl
09-25-2011, 12:21 PM
Wow is right.
So Bush 1 would have president a lot sooner.
there was an attempt on Ford's life too.
Nelson Rockafeller would have been pres.

Is it just me, or does it seem like its mostly Rep presidents being shot at these days?

Gunny
10-05-2011, 01:47 AM
And if something happens to the commie in chief we will get joe bafoon.

Probably the only thing keeping the Head Idiot alive.