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David Letterman’s Cognitive Abilities

Has anyone asked Alex Rodriguez how he feels about David Letterman’s sarcastic remark, referring to him as having “knocked up” a teenager? He is somebody too, you know.

Speaking of that, it could be that David Letterman’s judgment is affected by the heart bypass surgery he had about 8 or 9 years ago. Such a surgery uses a heart-lung machine, and recent studies have shown that a side effect of that, known as “pump head,” in which the patient’s cognitive abilities become “negatively affected,” could have long-term consequences as well as a temporary reaction. Some people have speculated that former President Bill Clinton’s bad temper tantrums during last year’s election campaign may have been in some way related to his heart surgery in 2004.

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