Former President William Jefferson Clinton was admitted yesterday to NY Presbyterian Hospital with chest pain. It was initially reported that he had coronary arterial blockage caused by a buildup of cholesterol plaque in the artery.
Subsequently a source close to the hospital administrator leaked the information that what in fact had happened was a blockage of his throat by a large chunk of a Big Mac and an order of Supersized french fries had to be cleared. While this was technically not quite the same it was noted that frequently this gobbling of fatty foods can lead to blockage of arteries requiring angioplasty and stenting of the offended vessel.
A new technique was employed after the burger and fries were removed. A large esophageal stent was placed in his throat to allow easy passge of his favorite foods.
Hillary Clinton left her duties at the State Department to be by his side. She stated, "Bill has a knack for getting in trouble when I'm not around."
President Obama could not be reached for comment, but David Axelrod reported that President Clinton supports President Obama's reform of health insurance (formerly called major overhaul and government takeover of the health care industry)as the crowning acheivement in a year filled with major accomplishments in legislative initiatives. He offered no specific examples. -30