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Kerry saves GOP Senator's Life

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This one is just too juicy to pass up...

From The Daily KOS:

Former GOP Sen: Kerry saved my life
by kos
Wed Aug 11th, 2004 at 15:06:02 GMT

From a February edition of the Las Vegas Sun:

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Former U.S. Sen. Chic Hecht of Nevada is a staunch Republican, but he thanks his lucky stars for Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts.

On July 12, 1988, Hecht was attending a weekly Republican luncheon when a piece of apple lodged firmly in his throat.

Hecht stumbled out of the room, thinking he might vomit but not wanting to do it in front of his colleagues. Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., thumped his back, but Hecht quickly passed out in the hallway.

Just then, Kerry stepped off an elevator, rushed to Hecht's side and gave him the Heimlich maneuver -- four times.

The lifesaving incident made international news, and Dr. Henry Heimlich, who invented the maneuver in 1974, called Hecht to say that had Kerry intervened just 30 seconds later Hecht might have been in a vegetative state for life.

"This man gave me my life," the 75-year-old Hecht said Thursday.

Hecht said he was amazed that Kerry acted so quickly -- some people were assuming that he was having a heart attack.

"He knew exactly what to do," he said. "But a lot of people know what to do. They just don't size up the situation immediately." [...]

"Only in America can this happen, where he's working against me to get me defeated and then saves my life," Hecht said.

Time for People Standing Around and Doing Nothing For Truth to write a book bashing Kerry's heroics. Sen. Kit Bond could say, "Senator Hecht really wasn't choking to death. Heck, my feeble thumps on his back were the real life savers that day."

Then they can run ads to "sow doubt" about Kerry's life saving efforts.

Because in Republican political circles no good deed should remain unpunished. That is, unless you are the Republican whose life Kerry saved.


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Time for People Standing Around and Doing Nothing For Truth to write a book bashing Kerry's heroics.

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If only he could have been there watching over our current president who has severe chewing problems.
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