Patterico's Pontifications

8/20/2008

Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones

Filed under: Miscellaneous — DRJ @ 7:31 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

US Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-OH) died today at the Cleveland Clinic of a brain aneurysm:

“Tubbs Jones, 58, suffered the hemorrhage while driving her car in Cleveland Heights on Tuesday, said Dr. Gus Kious, president of Huron Hospital in East Cleveland. The congresswoman had been driving erratically and her vehicle crossed lanes of traffic before coming to a stop, police said.

Tubbs Jones “collapsed when she suffered a very serious brain hemorrhage caused by an aneurysm that burst in an inaccessible part of her brain,” Kious said during a news conference. A team of doctors who evaluated her determined she [had] limited brain function.”

I don’t recall hearing much about Stephanie Tubbs Jones before today but for some reason this story made an impact on me. Maybe it was seeing the smiling, vibrant photos of Tubbs Jones linked in the online reports. Maybe it was thinking about how, in the blink of an eye, she stopped being that vibrant person and realizing that could happen to anyone. Or maybe it was because the reports I read included descriptions of her broken-hearted friends and family.

RIP Stephanie Tubbs Jones and condolences to her family and friends.

— DRJ

25 Responses to “Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones”

  1. Didn’t really know anything about her, but prayers for her family, friends, and loved ones.

    R.I.P.

    Stashiu3 (460dc1)

  2. Very sad. Condolences to her family.

    In political terms, there goes a superdelegate. They seem to be dropping like flies.

    Pablo (99243e)

  3. Yes, condolences. I see she had been both a prosecutor and a judge. She supported Sen. Clinton. Some interesting facts about aneurysms at the drudge link.

    madmax333 (0c6cfc)

  4. Only 58– my mom’s age.

    How horrible….

    Foxfier (97deae)

  5. She was a super-delegate for Clinton.

    Hmmmmm. . . .

    Icy Truth (b55029)

  6. Same as Tim Russert, sad.

    Patricia (f56a97)

  7. My prayers are with her family and friends.

    When I was in a 4th/5th grade split class, one of the 9 year old girls in the 4th grade part had an aneurysm and died.

    This kind of thing can happen to anyone at any time.

    kimsch (2ce939)

  8. Icy,

    It was reported that Tubbs Jones had been a superdelegate for Clinton but she endorsed Obama in June.

    DRJ (a5243f)

  9. Hmmmm. . . .

    Icy Truth (b55029)

  10. Only 58 – MY age.

    Ira (28a423)

  11. Rush is gonna catch hell for his use of this lady’s illness to make a joke about BHO.

    It was reported that she had died, then a correction was issued – she was alive. Rush reacted by musing as to BHO’s whereabouts. Perhaps he was with the Congresswoman?

    I admit I laughed. I am flawed. Anyway, Rush is going to pay dearly for this one.

    May the lady rest in peace.

    Ed (ddaac8)

  12. While it is probably small consolation to her family now, it is my understanding that the brain cannot feel pain and so her passing likely was relatively painless. My condolences to her family and friends and may she rest in peace.

    Fritz (575bc0)

  13. Most recent update I saw speaks of her not actually being dead, but rather in some sort of coma or PVS. Which raises the possibility that she might be re-elected, and then everyone will have to figure out how to deal with a Member of Congress who can neither resign nor serve.

    kishnevi (0e4d32)

  14. Dead people get elected all the time. I mean, look how close Lurch came to winning in ’04.

    Icy Truth (c3eb22)

  15. Yeah, unless she passed at the hospital…

    Scott Jacobs (d3a6ec)

  16. Come on people. Let’s not turn into Kos Kids. This is a very sad day for all those who were her friends and family. And I think Patterico has it right. This brings home just how quickly our lives in this world can pass on to the next. Are you ready to go into that eternity?

    Linda Strickland (6f54ba)

  17. Uh, ‘scusey? Which post was offensive?

    Icy Truth (c3eb22)

  18. I’d say the jokes about dead people being re-elected is of questionable taste.

    While I don’t agree with the lady’s political choices, I do feel sad for her family at her passing.

    For her sake, I hope she was not in pain when she died.

    Condolences to her family and friends.

    steve miller (b589d7)

  19. I’d say the jokes about dead people being re-elected is of questionable taste.

    But is historicly accurate, it happened not long ago in MO.

    Rest in peace, congresswoman.

    Scott Jacobs (a1c284)

  20. Good point, Scott. If there’s one thing more tasteless than joking about re-electing a dead person, it’s urging people to re-elect a dead person and being serious.

    Xrlq (b71926)

  21. That is an unbearably sad story. But as an aside to what Scott mentioned previously, the local folks here voted for their county board president, who just happened to be in a coma at the time. He died shortly after his re – election, to be replaced immediately by his son. Welcome to Chicago, ladies and gentlemen!

    Dmac (874677)

  22. My condonlences to her family.

    JD (75f5c3)

  23. She looks like a beautiful and confident woman. Intelligent and well spoken from the article.

    It’s just not the time or place for Rush or any host to make political jokes – and I’m not offended by tasteless jokes. The country is too sensitive now, and while my suggestion may imply censoring it’s more about taste and decency. Rush is a fantastic broadcaster but the joke should’ve landed on the cutting room floor.

    From the article. “Although she backed Barack Obama in June, Tubbs Jones has said Obama can’t win unless Clinton’s supporters rally behind him.”

    We aren’t close to unity. It’s not a one-person job.

    Vermont Neighbor (a066ed)

  24. Michelle Obama should be ashamed.

    “GLORK” Michelle Obama should be ashamed of her separatist-racist connection to Farrakhan and Chicago’s Trinity United Church trumpeting Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama as the second coming of the messiah. Beneath that Darth-Vader-Mace-Windu-Jedi-Me ssiah Helmet Hairdo of Michelle Obama lurks a Wildabeast. If Michelle Obama new what her husband — the Hope-A-Dope, Fonster Monster — Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama did in Harlem, she would wash her wide-open, Hus-suey loving MUSILM mouth out, with twenty-four (24) mule-team double-cross X-boX-BorraX. The Lexis-Nexis-Albatross-Abacus-Complex of Barack and Michelle’s relationship with MUSLIM “PATWANG-FWEEE” Rev. Wright, Louis Farrakhan, and black demagoguery of Obama’s Stump Lines Echo Malcolm X; is about as much of a Hoax as Oxfam volunteers believe in HIV– AIDS Witch Doctors in Africa they feed.
    “God damn America” – Jeremiah Wright and Barack Obama.
    “God bless America” – Pope Benedict XVI and Hillary Clinton —
    Michelle Obama AKA Wildabeast — failed the Illinois Bar Exam. If Barack Obama had married Shaniqua instead of the leftist-separatist-racist-beast-‘ist Michelle, his jackanapes’ excitedly-fixed-elitism, Nemet-Oure-Saxas Our Father Our King — black rage, and “GLORK” black demagoguery of Obama’s Stump Lines Echo Malcolm X; would be taken a lot more expeditiously. Its expected that Obam will manage his explosive MUSLIM JIHADI — FATIMA EXTREMISM obsession bitter. He is a MUSLIM “Glork” It’s time to introduce this false, fake “GLORK” Xerox – X box Obama and invite the self-indicting thief plagiarizing pipsqueke Xerox – X box to meet the Buffalo “GAZOWNT-GAZIKKA” Police Department Buffalo Creek. He’s MAD!!!

    http://www.halliburtonwatch.org/

    Janet Reno (8be623)

  25. Janet Reno, you are obviously not really a Mccain supporter, and are rather a disgusting ‘Moby’ liberal saying offensive things.

    Your hatred is what’s wrong with the world. Perhaps you could play your games in a thread that is more political and less sheer respect?

    Juan (4cdfb7)


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