The Buzz: GOP gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly saves choking woman
11/18/2013 12:00 AM
11/18/2013 12:43 AM
GOP gubernatorial hopeful Donnelly saves life on video
Tim Donnelly dislodged a piece of bread from a choking woman’s throat recently.
It was fortunate for her that he did – “He saved my life,” the woman said. For Donnelly, perhaps, it was fortunate that his videographer was nearby.
The GOP candidate for governor posted video on YouTube last week.The headline: “Assemblyman Donnelly to the rescue!”
Donnelly, of Twin Peaks, is shown performing the Heimlich maneuver on Adrienna Schabert, a supporter, at a meeting of Republican women in Ontario.
Schabert, 50, of West Sacramento, said Donnelly was posing for photographs when she choked on a piece of her dinner roll. “I couldn’t get it out,” she said. “I couldn’t do anything, so I stood up. ... He turned around and just went and did it.”
Donnelly, who is wearing a cowboy hat, says, “I’m sorry if I did it too hard,” and adds, “My wife is always telling me to cut it into really tiny pieces and I never listen.”
Dan Newman, a political spokesman for Gov. Jerry Brown, gave credit where it was due on Twitter, offering Donnelly “sincere props ... for knowing and using Heimlich maneuver to help choking woman.”
– David Siders
ON THE AGENDA
So NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, renowned actress Geena Davis and state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson walk into a convention center. There is no punchline here, actually, unless you find science and math education hilarious. The above mentioned will join an estimated 2,000 teachers for a two-day conference on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education – commonly known as STEM – at the Sacramento Convention Center today.
– Jeremy B. White
“He was someone that opened the door for us to realize that (teaching and art advocacy is) a possible life.”
Malaika Zweig Latty, in the Los Angeles Times, paying tribute to her former teacher, Joseph Gatto. Father of Assemblyman Mike Gatto, D-Los Angeles, Joseph Gatto was murdered slain last week.
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