Ed Driscoll

Mukasey Released From Hospital

USA Today reports:

Justice Department spokeswoman Gina Talamona said there was no evidence the 67-year-old attorney general had suffered a stroke or heart problem after being stricken in the midst of a speech.

“He is doing well,” Talamona said. “He’s very alert. It appears to be a fainting spell.”

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The incident did not require a transfer of authority to the deputy attorney general, Talamona said.

“The person who was in charge yesterday is in charge today,” she said.

Whew.