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Hip check


 

Despite what his sister said, Jack Layton says his hip was not replaced, merely repaired.

“Some people have hip replacements—I didn’t have a hip replacement,” Layton, 60, told the media after touring the Halifax Farmers Market on Sunday morning. “There’s some metal there … to strengthen, but that’s very, very common when you have a fracture.”

This can obviously only be settled once and for all with a national televised x-ray. Possibly as an opener to that Harper-Ignatieff debate we’re all still waiting for.



 

Hip check

  1. I am baffled by what difference this would make to anyone.

    Well, except to Jack of course.

  2. I am baffled by what difference this would make to anyone.

    Well, except to Jack of course.

    • The difference is that there is a long waiting line for hip replacements. If Layton had one, he jumped the queue.

      • Unless he's been on one for sometime.

      • I wish some reporter would ask him how long he had to wait for the referral from the family doctor to the specialist and then from the specialist to the surgery. Off hand, I'd say the whole process could take up to a year and I'd like to know Jack's timeframe. I don't think this will ever be asked because I think most reporters don't want to attack Layton for whatever personal reasons they have.

  3. I can't see any motivation for not being honest about what surgery he actually had. Is there some shame in having a hip replacement I don't know about?

  4. I can't see any motivation for not being honest about what surgery he actually had. Is there some shame in having a hip replacement I don't know about?

  5. Even money Harper lies about it.

  6. Even money Harper lies about it.

    • Do you sometimes get sick of yourself?

  7. Do you sometimes get sick of yourself?

  8. Almost on topic: I hereby cordially invite and encourage any and all members of the media to remind us, the easily distracted electorate, that Harper chickened out of a one-on-one debate with Ignatieff. That's something I would like swing voters to remember all the way up to May 2nd.

  9. Almost on topic: I hereby cordially invite and encourage any and all members of the media to remind us, the easily distracted electorate, that Harper chickened out of a one-on-one debate with Ignatieff. That's something I would like swing voters to remember all the way up to May 2nd.

  10. A politician doesn't need to run a marathon. This hip replacement speculation seems to be a pointless distraction.

  11. A politician doesn't need to run a marathon. This hip replacement speculation seems to be a pointless distraction.

  12. I disagree with those who say this doesn't matter. This could be a game changer. Perhaps with a stronger hip Jack would not lean so far to the left.

  13. I disagree with those who say this doesn't matter. This could be a game changer. Perhaps with a stronger hip Jack would not lean so far to the left.

    • That was funny!

      • Actually I thought he was leaning to the right from the left.
        And I agree with MAD world…what does it matter? He doesn't think with his hip. More non-news from a frenzied media.

    • hee hee!

  14. That was funny!

  15. Actually I thought he was leaning to the right from the left.
    And I agree with MAD world…what does it matter? He doesn't think with his hip. More non-news from a frenzied media.

  16. I agree with everyone else. This surgery has nothing whatsoever to do with Jack the politician, so it should be as off-limits as any marital troubles, what the siblings are up to, etc.

  17. I agree with everyone else. This surgery has nothing whatsoever to do with Jack the politician, so it should be as off-limits as any marital troubles, what the siblings are up to, etc.

    • It's not off-limits…I just don't see the distinction.

      If he had a fractured hip, then he needed surgery….how they fixed it is irrelevant.

      • off course you don't see the distinction Emily. His hip is covered over by skin and bandages:)

        • LOL a medical literal cover-up.

  18. The difference is that there is a long waiting line for hip replacements. If Layton had one, he jumped the queue.

  19. Unless he's been on one for sometime.

  20. It's not off-limits…I just don't see the distinction.

    If he had a fractured hip, then he needed surgery….how they fixed it is irrelevant.

  21. off course you don't see the distinction Emily. His hip is covered over by skin and bandages:)

  22. LOL a medical literal cover-up.

  23. Imagine the extra gravitas he'd project if he wenta round in a wheelchair like professor X!

  24. Imagine the extra gravitas he'd project if he wenta round in a wheelchair like professor X!

  25. I imagine that's more a liability for the team of a guy who treats his followers with as much contempt as he does Parliament.

  26. hee hee!

  27. And now he is even with Ignateff on the polls, way to go Layton! I must admit I had already dismissed you because I didn't think you were healthy enough but I am very glad to eat my words up, you sir would be a heck of an opposition!!

  28. And now he is even with Ignateff on the polls, way to go Layton! I must admit I had already dismissed you because I didn't think you were healthy enough but I am very glad to eat my words up, you sir would be a heck of an opposition!!

    • They are both far better men than Harper!

      • Unfair comparison: harper is a robot.

  29. I wish some reporter would ask him how long he had to wait for the referral from the family doctor to the specialist and then from the specialist to the surgery. Off hand, I'd say the whole process could take up to a year and I'd like to know Jack's timeframe. I don't think this will ever be asked because I think most reporters don't want to attack Layton for whatever personal reasons they have.

  30. They are both far better men than Harper!

  31. Unfair comparison: harper is a robot.

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