Monday, June 8, 2009

Broken Ankles

The one thing Judge Sonia Sotomayor and I don't have in common is an appointment to the Supreme Court (yet anyway).

The one thing we do have in common is that she broke her ankle today:

Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor was taken to George Washington University Medical Center in the District this morning for X-rays of her right ankle after stumbling at the La Guardia airport in New York, White House officials said.

The X-ray revealed a small fracture in her ankle. She was released from the hospital after less than two hours and is now using crutches, said Ben LaBolt, an assistant press secretary at the White House.

"This morning, on the way to Washington, D.C., Judge Sotomayor tripped at LaGuardia Airport. After an X-ray at Medical Faculty Associates, it was determined that Judge Sotomayor has a small fracture in her right ankle," LaBolt said. "She has been treated and released, and is looking forward to keeping her full schedule of meetings on Capitol Hill this afternoon."

Maybe I'll use that as my story instead of what really happened (walking down my driveway to get the mail on Memorial Day weekend, I rolled my ankle off the side of the drive like a doofus).

Person: "So what happened, Todd?"

Me: "I rolled my ankle on my way to Capitol Hill to meet with senators about my appointment to the Supreme Court."

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