Maybe Ashcroft and Cheeny could both be out of a second term Bush presidency?
WASHINGTON (CNN) – U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft is in the intensive care unit of a Washington hospital after being admitted Thursday night for gallstone pancreatitis, the Justice Department said Friday
Emergency room doctors determined Ashcroft was suffering from a severe case of gallstone pancreatitis, and he was admitted to intensive care for monitoring and treatment with antibiotics, the department said.
The condition occurs when a gallstone migrates from the gallbladder to the pancreas, causing a blockage. It can be extremely painful and sometimes dangerous but usually isn’t life-threatening, said CNN medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.