As we speak, someone is getting medical treatment at the inaugural indoors ceremony lunch thingie.
Details will follow.
It is not the president or the vp or their immediate families. There are a lot of old people there, it could be almost anything.
UPDATE: It was Ted Kennedy, taken away on a stretcher. Hopefully a minor setback and nothing more.
Ambulances pulled up to the building, but have not pulled out yet. Perviously, Kennedy has been brought to the hospital a couple of times and has gotten past it pretty easily. He is fragile, clearly.
Kennedy was in a state of convulsions and was taken out in that state. Earlier, Senator Robert Byrd was having some kind of trouble eating, not too serious, was also taken away.
UPDATE: Kennedy was in a wheelchair at the time of the attack. Medical people came out and converted his (obviously very fancy) wheel chair into a stretcher (a transformer wheelchair) and, the Senator still convulsing, was pulled out of the room and brought to the building’s medical facility.
UPDATE: No, Nora of MSNBC had it wrong … Kennedy was not taken to the building’s medical facility. He was stuffed directly into the ambulance, he was conscious, and apparently in pain.
UPDATE: Obama jumped in to help, and Dodd and Kerry and others helped him out of the room to the ambulance. Dodd and Kerry can be seen in a clip that is being rolled now and then at the ambulance site.
UPDATE: There is a report that Kennedy had already started to “seem much better” as he was getting into the ambulance.