Serious Question

We’re told as of yesterday that Senator Klobuchar’s husband is in the hospital with National Healthcare VIrus.

In the statement, Klobuchar said [husband John] Bessler had a fever and was coughing up blood. He was checked into a hospital in Virginia and is receiving oxygen but is not on a ventilator.

“I love my husband so very much and not being able to be there at the hospital by his side is one of the hardest things about this disease,” Klobuchar said in a statement.

“While I cannot see him and he is of course cut off from all visitors, our daughter Abigail and I are constantly calling and texting and emailing,” she went on to state. “We love him very much and pray for his recovery. He is exhausted and sick but a very strong and resilient person.”

All these years pf campaign appearances and debates and fairground ops and every other kind of contact with her constituents, and I do not recall seeing any mention of John Bessier. Am I dense, or is the media softplaying his existence?

Or, for that matter their status (she’s in DC, he’s teaching law somewhere in Maryland)?

Speaking of Softpedaling: Ih this piece about John Bessier, the Channel 5 report helpfully finishes with this bit:

Klobuchar said she is working in the Senate to ensure Americans receive the help they need.

Sounds like reporter Rebecca Omastiak is bucking for campaign communications gig.

5 thoughts on “Serious Question

  1. So, she and Johnny don’t even live in Minnesota anymore? Hmmm. Sounds like another Ilhan Omar. But, unlike Chip Cravaak, who did not seek re-election because family circumstances required that he move to the East Coast, don’t think for a minute that these two hacks would even think of doing that. If I’m not mistaken, it is illegal for them to hold office in a district that they don’t live in, but only if you’re a Republican.

  2. Let me add that Trump mentioned early on that he inherited a system that was not adequately prepared to deal with a pandemic crisis. Well, and this is pointed right at you EMERY, it appears that he was correct.

    The Washington Examiner, citing Bloomberg News and the Los Angeles Times, reported Monday that the Obama administration used millions of N95 masks in the fight against the H1N1 virus in 2009, but did not replace them:

    The national shortage of N95 respirator masks can be traced back to 2009 after the H1N1 swine flu pandemic, when the Obama administration was advised to replenish a national stockpile but did not, according to reports from Bloomberg News and the Los Angeles Times.

    A federally backed task force and a safety equipment organization both recommended to the Obama administration that the stockpile be replenished of the 100 million masks used after the H1N1 outbreak, according to the Los Angeles Times.

    Charles Johnson, president of the International Safety Equipment Association, said that advice was never heeded.

    Bloomberg News reported similar findings last week, noting, “after the H1N1 influenza outbreak in 2009, which triggered a nationwide shortage of masks and caused a 2- to 3-year backlog orders for the N95 variety, the stockpile distributed about three-quarters of its inventory and didn’t build back the supply.”

    The Trump administration has enlisted the support of private industry to produce hundreds of millions of masks, which are primarily needed for hospitals, and health care workers on the front lines of the fight against coronavirus.

  3. Re Amy – we heard more about her ex-boyfriends who contributed to her past campaigns than we did about her husband.

    Re the N95 stockpile – the restocking funds were needed for Solyndra.

  4. Browsing Gov Walz’s bio and I noted he had resigned from the Army when his unit got deployed to Iraq. Not speculating on his reason. At first I thought it was a crappy thing to do. Reflecting on his leadership the past few weeks I realized he had no business commanding men in combat.

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