June 15, 2010
Gen Petraeus slumped forward during today’s Senate Armed Services Committee hearing re: Afghanistan while he was being question by Sen McCain.
(Evan Vucci / Associated Press)
He recovered quickly (seconds) and walked off unaided. He returned and wanted to continue – said it wasn’t John McCain’s questions – but the hearing was suspended until tomorrow. Chalked up to jet lag and dehydration.
Wonder how long it will take Sen McCain’s opponents to use the snippet of him stopping mid-sentence to portray him as a doddering old fool.
POTUS reportedly called Gen Petraeus from AF 1 and pronounced Petraeus “doing great” per Bill Burton.