A friend just called to tell me that Attorney General Michael Mukasey collapsed a few minutes ago while giving a speech at the Federalist Society’s annual dinner. According to my friend who was in attendance, about 10 or 15 minutes into his speech, Mukasey began to slur his words, his eyes glazed over, and he collapsed. People rushed to the stage, and ambulances were arriving as my friend spoke on the phone. I’ll report back when I hear more, but obviously let’s hope for the best.
UPDATE: He was just carried off in a stretcher with a life-support mask on.
UPDATE II: The WSJ report has this positive bit:
Mr. Mukasey appeared to be somewhat alert as he was carried on a stretcher by District of Columbia fire department medics. He was heard to say he thought he had fainted. A medic could be heard to tell the attorney general “just relax.”
He was taken to George Washington University Medical Center and appeared to be alert and in good condition, according to the D.C. Fire Departmen