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    Former President Jimmy Carter

    An airport spokeswoman says former President Jimmy Carter has been hospitalized in Cleveland.









    Carter was a passenger on a commercial flight to Cleveland on Tuesday morning and became ill.
    Jackie Mayo, a spokeswoman at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, says Carter was taken off the plane by rescue crews

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    Now they are trying to say he was just airsick.

    An ambulance met the Delta aircraft Carter had been traveling on when it landed just after 11:30 a.m. this morning at the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, according to the airport's public information officer Jacqueline Mayo.
    "Former President Jimmy Carter was taken by ambulance to MetroHealth Hospital when he landed," said Mayo.

    Mayo was not sure whether Carter, 85, was taken off the plane on a stretcher.
    MetroHealth Center has deferred all Carter inquiries to The Carter Center.
    A volunteer at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Ga., told ABC News that the former president is not suffering from life-threatening injuries and had just fallen "air sick" on the flight to Cleveland, where he was scheduled to appear at a signing for his new book, "White House Diary."
    "He threw up, he was air sick when he got off the plane," said Carter Center volunteer Bernice Moore. "He was not hospitalized."


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    He's 85 and a former president. Doctors tend to go overboard with a patient like that. Better safe than sorry, I suppose.

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    He is getting on a bit in years. Better to be safe than sorry.
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    Jimmy Carter remains in Ohio hospital for observation

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    Cleveland -- Former President Jimmy Carter, feeling normal and hoping to resume a book publicity tour soon, remained in an Ohio hospital today after doctors recommended additional observation following an overnight stay for an upset stomach.
    "Carter is feeling normal this morning," Christina Karas, spokeswoman at MetroHealth Medical Center said today. "His doctors at MetroHealth Medical Center recommended additional observation during the day. He looks forward to resuming his schedule as soon as possible."
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    It was not immediately clear if Carter would attend two scheduled events in Washington later today, including one at the Smithsonian Institution, to promote his book "White House Diary." A message left for the publicity manager at Carter's publisher was not immediately returned.


    Book signings in a Cleveland suburb and Durham, N.C., were canceled Tuesday when the 85-year-old Carter fell ill on a flight to Cleveland.
    Carter's grandson, Georgia state Sen. Jason Carter, said Tuesday his grandfather was doing fine.
    "He's definitely resting comfortably and expected to continue his book tour this week," Jason Carter said. "I haven't talked to him, but nobody in the family is concerned."
    On Tuesday, Karas said Carter was fully alert and participating in all decision-making related to his care, and that the decision to admit him overnight was purely precautionary.
    Carter was a passenger on a Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to Cleveland when he became ill. After the plane landed, he was taken off by rescue crews, said Jackie Mayo, a spokeswoman at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.
    He was wheeled into an emergency room at MetroHealth on a stretcher and later was up and walking around, said Mary Atkins, who had taken her daughter to the hospital for medical treatment and saw Carter from a nearby room.
    "He walked by the room and he was saying he was ready to go," she said. "They had Secret Service everywhere."
    President Barack Obama called Carter from Air Force One as he traveled from New Mexico to Wisconsin, White House spokesman Bill Burton said. Carter was feeling great, Burton said.
    About 500 people had waited in line Tuesday afternoon at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in suburban Lyndhurst, where Carter was scheduled to sign copies of his book. The event was later canceled, as was a Tuesday night appearance at the Regulator Bookshop in Durham, N.C.

    "It's crazy for an 85-year-old guy to fly ... just to sign some books," Regulator Bookshop co-owner John Valentine said. "He's a brave guy. His health is most important."

    In the book, Carter said he pursued an overly aggressive agenda as president that may have confused voters and alienated lawmakers. But he said the tipping points that cost him the 1980 election were the Iran hostage crisis and the Democratic primary challenge by U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy.

    Carter, a former peanut farmer elected to the White House in 1976, has spent his recent years pursuing peace and human rights, efforts that won him the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002


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    More than one night? I think it's more than simple air sickness.

    Former president Jimmy Carter will remain in a Cleveland hospital tonight, a day after a bout of air sickness.A statement from the Carter Center in Atlanta:
    Former president Jimmy Carter will remain at MetroHealth Medical Center overnight. His medical team continues to observe his progress. President Carter is in very good spirits, appreciates all the good wishes being sent his way and looks forward to getting back to his busy schedule. We expect this to be the only update until tomorrow morning.
    President Carter was admitted to MetroHealth yesterday after developing an upset stomach on a flight to Cleveland.

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    He could be suffering from dehydration caused by air sickness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coconn04 View Post
    An airport spokeswoman says former President Jimmy Carter has been hospitalized in Cleveland.









    Carter was a passenger on a commercial flight to Cleveland on Tuesday morning and became ill.
    Jackie Mayo, a spokeswoman at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, says Carter was taken off the plane by rescue crews

    http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?se...ics&id=7693646
    I think Jimmy Carter is one of the best post Presidents with
    all the work him and his wife did with stuff like Habitat for Humanity.

    Just hope all the best for him.
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    Politics aside, I always regarded Carter as a Christian gentleman. He never seemed to fit into what's now called the Washington cartel. After he left office, in addition to hooking up with Habitat For Humanity, Carter returned to teaching a Sunday School class at the Baptist Church in Plains.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bidmor View Post
    Politics aside, I always regarded Carter as a Christian gentleman. He never seemed to fit into what's now called the Washington cartel. After he left office, in addition to hooking up with Habitat For Humanity, Carter returned to teaching a Sunday School class at the Baptist Church in Plains.
    I feel the same way. He was a weak president but the strongest of character.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bidmor View Post
    Politics aside, I always regarded Carter as a Christian gentleman. He never seemed to fit into what's now called the Washington cartel. After he left office, in addition to hooking up with Habitat For Humanity, Carter returned to teaching a Sunday School class at the Baptist Church in Plains.
    I agree....he was a family guy with values.......but dear god was he a bad president. The 5th worst ever
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    I hope they don't subject this 90 year old man to chemo/radiation. Let him die with dignity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcafgr View Post
    I agree....he was a family guy with values.......but dear god was he a bad president. The 5th worst ever
    Word!
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    I hope they don't subject this 90 year old man to chemo/radiation. Let him die with dignity.
    They let Jackie O do it much younger

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcafgr View Post
    I agree....he was a family guy with values.......but dear god was he a bad president. The 5th worst ever
    Indeed. He was a fairly effective ambassador post presidency but when he would start opinionating about foreign and domestic policies it was cringe worthy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulination View Post
    Indeed. He was a fairly effective ambassador post presidency but when he would start opinionating about foreign and domestic policies it was cringe worthy.
    I always thought he had a streak of anti-semitism in him.

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    He pissed me off when he bashed W at Coretta Scott King's funeral because that wasn't the place for it.
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    I only wish him the best in the World.(Think he is a great person)
    Carolyn(1958-2009) always in my heart.

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