Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD) felt a little woozy today, probably after eating one of the Shrub's poisoned tacos. Indigestion probably, but it was enough to start the bloodthirsty right-wing vultures circling overhead, licking their reptilian chops in morbid anticipation that Johnson would keel over and put control of Congress back in their hands. Some even hypocritically demanded that Michael Schiavo be allowed to grant him Death with Dignity.
The so-called “Compassionate Conservatives” praying for Johnson's demise needn’t waste Jezzus' time. If Sen. Johnson should ever become so mentally incapacitated that he couldn’t perform his duties as a Democrat congressman, I’d be really surprised. In fact, it’s virtually impossible. Our own Sen. Patty Murray has an I.Q. of seven but a heart of gold, and Rep. Jim McDermott enjoys long, meandering conversations with his toaster. Being mentally challenged doesn't make them unable lead. Rather, it makes them better Democrats!
So as long as he doesn’t send any gay emails to his interns, Johnson is guaranteed his own private oxygen tent in Congress for as long as Harry Reid can keep his brain alive.
Sorry to rain on your funeral procession, repugs.