WASHINGTON, Dec 16 (Reuters) - U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson's condition remained critical, but he was stable while resting in recovery from emergency brain surgery three days earlier, a spokesman said on Saturday.
The South Dakota senator's progress has heartened fellow Democrats who said on Friday they were optimistic that he will be able to remain in the Senate, and enable his party to retain its narrow control of the Senate when the 110th Congress convenes on Jan. 4.
OK, It's Reuters, so the could be making things up. I'm happy because Tim Johnson is a decent family man who I hope makes a full recovery and lives to a ripe old age.
But according to Reuters, Democrats are happy because they will retain control of the Senate.
If he was brain-dead and being kept alive by a feeding tube, I bet the democrats would reinvoke the Shaivo law to ensure he was well-kept until 2008. And God forbid he decides he could die at any time, and would like to retire and spend time with his family.