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March 4th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

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  1. Dodie from CA

    Glad to her Mrs. Bush is doing well...

    March 4, 2009 at 10:08 pm |
  2. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    More Rush Limbaugh? Can't we just leave him alone? Giving him all this attention just encourages him!

    March 4, 2009 at 10:08 pm |
  3. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    I wish Ms Barbara a speedy recovery. I always thought see was a classy lady!

    March 4, 2009 at 10:08 pm |
  4. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    so the blood can regurgitate back into the heart? eew
    Yes! EJ.
    sometimes have real problem, most people have few heart attack.

    March 4, 2009 at 10:08 pm |
  5. Rafael

    I hope that Mrs. Bush will have a fast and safe recovery.

    March 4, 2009 at 10:08 pm |
  6. Michelle D . Fonthill. Ont

    Thanks for pulling in Dr.Gupta he is the medical miester ! i hope and pray for the former first ladys' recovery .

    March 4, 2009 at 10:08 pm |
  7. Isabel, Brazil

    Hi, Anderson!
    Good evening!

    Hi, AC360 team and bloggers!
    Hello, David (Indiana), Casey, Megan, Esma, Betty Ann, Brandi, Rikki, Vanessa, …

    Evening for everyone!

    March 4, 2009 at 10:08 pm |
  8. Vanessa, TX

    Good evening Anderson, Erica, AC360 crew, and my fellow smartees 🙂

    I'm hope Mrs Bush is okay..I certainly ill say a prayer for her and the Bush fam.

    March 4, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  9. EJ (USA)

    From that shot look like daddy Bush is out of breath. Is he ok?

    He had back surgery. That's why he's looking so much older.

    March 4, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  10. Rafael

    Hey Anderson and Erica and fellow bloggers. Many news tonight to talk about. We have just learned about Mrs. Bush just getting out of Heart Surgery and also many democrats want to veto on Obama spending bill.

    March 4, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  11. Jo Ann

    The heart is a precious, yet unpredictable organ.

    March 4, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  12. Sharon S

    My prayers for Mrs. Bush!

    March 4, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  13. David, Indiana

    Hi Anderson, Erica, Megan, Chris S. Isabel, everyone. This is surprising to find out that former first lady Barbara Bush had to undergo heart surgery today. I am very glad that the surgery went well, my thoughts and prayers are with her and her family. My best wishes to her for a speedy recovery.

    March 4, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  14. Candace from Canada

    Good Evening Anderson, Erica & 360 Bloggers!

    It has been awhile since I last blogged – I have missed you all!

    Get Well wishes to Barbara Bush!

    How is everyone on this Wednesday evening?
    🙂

    March 4, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  15. Michelle D . Fonthill. Ont

    Hi to Megan ,Brandi , and everyone tonight iam back on blog
    after a flat tire episode . i hope Mrs Bush is better soon.

    March 4, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  16. MaryBeth

    I hope Barbara Bush recovers completely and quickly.

    March 4, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  17. Maren in Oregon

    Wow! Was that server problem everywhere?

    March 4, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  18. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Hellooo Anderson, Erica, David G, David in IN, Brandi, Esma, Bea, BettyAnn, Rikki, Michelle D, Glen, EJ,Sean, Soldier in IRAQ, Ashley, Isabel, Chris S, Vanessa TX, Pati, Casey and best bloggers!!!!!
    Happy Wednesday night!!!!
    Wow! I surprised former first lady Barbara Bush have surgery her heart, I was watching Campbell Brown No Bias No Bull, there was breaking news caption say Barbara Bush have surgery her heart……
    My thoughts and prayer with the Bushes family.

    March 4, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  19. Jacqueline, NY

    Greetings Darlings!

    March 4, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  20. Vickie_AR

    Hope Mrs. Bush has a speedy recovery.

    March 4, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  21. Lauren--NY

    ...Technical difficulties, anyone? 😉

    March 4, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  22. EJ (USA)

    Anderson is just beautiful.

    March 4, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  23. Isabel, Brazil

    Former first lady Barbara Bush has an angelic face of Grandma!
    I wish better for her!

    March 4, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  24. Maren in Oregon

    I hope Mrs.Bush come through this OK; hearing Dr. Gupta speak reminds me to ask if he has made any decision about Surgeon General. I don't remember hearing an announcement

    March 4, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  25. Caroline, Los Angeles

    I'm glad they found Mrs. Bush's heart problem but at the same time I wish everyone in America had access to the same quality and quantity of health care that Mrs. Bush receives.

    March 4, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  26. lynn

    I wish Mrs Bush well...I am sure she is happy that she has her husband's governmnet subsidized health care!

    March 4, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  27. Mike Syracuse, NY

    Hello Anderson. What's up with the blog? It's painfully slow.

    March 4, 2009 at 10:04 pm |
  28. David

    Barbara Bush' procedure was the same thing they did to Lucille Ball. Lucy lived 2 days after the procedure, everyone said she would be ok just like they are saying now about Ms. Bush.

    March 4, 2009 at 10:04 pm |
  29. Ashley - Hamlin, NY

    Good evening Cooper, Hill, Gergen, Velshi, Gupta and all correspondents, contributers, staff, panel, and crew.

    Also good evening to all my fellow bloggers.

    My thoughts go out to Fmr. First Lady Bush. I am glad to have Dr. Gupta on the phone to explain all this medical jargon to us!

    March 4, 2009 at 10:04 pm |
  30. EJ (USA)

    so the blood can regurgitate back into the heart? eew

    March 4, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  31. Gaurav Mittal

    Hi Erica and Anderson,

    Gaurav here in New Delhi, India...watch you guys everyday

    March 4, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  32. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Good Evening Isabel, Glen, Megan, Mike, Jo Ann etal.

    March 4, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  33. Sharon S

    Good evening everyone!

    March 4, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  34. Shillie, Sioux Falls, SD

    Good evening Anderson and fellow bloggers! Good to hear that Barbara Bush is doing well after such a frightening surgery, always scary at her age.

    March 4, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  35. Sabrina

    Wishing Mrs. Bush a quick recovery!

    March 4, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  36. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    Good evening Anderson, Erica and all my fellow evening conversationalists! Hope everyone had a great day!

    My prayers go out to Former First Lady Barbara Bush for a speedy recovery!

    March 4, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  37. Dodie from CA

    Wonderful Wednesday Evening

    March 4, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  38. Chris Sosa - Boston, MA

    Good evening, Anderson, Erica, and bloggers (tweeters)!

    Hope everyone is having a great Wednesday so far.

    Wishing Barbara Bush a speedy recovery. My father had to have his aortic valve repaired a few years back and made a full recovery.

    March 4, 2009 at 10:02 pm |
  39. Bridget, TX

    Hi Anderson, CNN team and fellow bloggers, I hope everyone had a nice day.

    March 4, 2009 at 10:02 pm |
  40. MaryBeth

    Good evening Anderson, Erica, bloggers!

    March 4, 2009 at 10:02 pm |
  41. vanessa from silver spring, MD

    I hope Former 1st Lady Barbara Bush recovers.

    March 4, 2009 at 10:02 pm |
  42. James from TN

    From that shot look like daddy Bush is out of breath. Is he ok?

    March 4, 2009 at 10:01 pm |
  43. Lori from IL

    Good evening Anderson, Erica and Fellow Bloggers - including Barbara in Boston and Sean in Iraq.

    Oh, no, not Rush again -

    Okay, Anderson, you're forgiven since George Clooney will be on
    tonight.

    March 4, 2009 at 10:01 pm |
  44. Glen Up North

    Evening Anderson, Erica, David, CNN, and all you bloggers out there 🙂

    March 4, 2009 at 10:01 pm |
  45. Esma

    Hey, everyone: Anderson, Erica, David G, all at AC360, The Vanessas, Brandi, Rikki, Chris Sosa, Ashley, Betty Ann, Isabel, EJ, Stacy, Glen and all the other bloggers!

    I hope Mrs. Bush is doing well and has a speedy recovery.

    March 4, 2009 at 10:00 pm |
  46. Dodie from CA

    Good Evening everyone!

    March 4, 2009 at 10:00 pm |
  47. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Hellooo Anderson, Erica, David G, David in IN, Brandi, Esma, Bea, BettyAnn, Rikki, Michelle D, Glen, EJ,Sean, Soldier in IRAQ, Ashley, Isabel, Chris S, Vanessa TX, Pati, Casey and best bloggers!!!!!
    Happy Wednesday night!!!!
    Wow! I surprised former first lady Barbara Bush have surgery her heart, I was watching Campbell Brown No Bias No Bull, there was breaking news caption say Barbara Bush have surgery her heart......
    My thoughts and prayer with the Bushes family.

    March 4, 2009 at 10:00 pm |
  48. vanessa from silver spring, MD

    Hey All! Hey Anderson, Erica, David G., the rest of the best bloggers in the world, (tweet buddies).

    Good day on the stock market, finally. Maybe a glimmer of hope, maybe is the word.

    March 4, 2009 at 10:00 pm |
  49. Maren in Oregon

    Good Evening Anderson, Erica, David, Ali and all the 360 crew and hard workng moderators! Hello fellow bloggers – and a special shout out to the growing number of Oregon bloggers!

    March 4, 2009 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Ken in NC

    Good evening Anderson, Erica, Randi, David G. and all Bloggers. Busy day today. What’s on the agenda for tonight Anderson?

    My prayers go out to Former First Lady Barbara Bush and Former President G.H.W Bush on her heart surgery.

    March 4, 2009 at 10:00 pm |
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