July 6th, 2010
01:30 AM ET

Massachusetts lieutenant governor hospitalized

Massachusetts Lt. Governor Timothy Murray checked into a Worcester, Massachusetts, hospital Monday for observation after complaining about "feeling under the weather," his office said.

"After marching in five parades in 90 degree heat over the last three days the Lt. Governor was feeling under the weather and decided to seek medical attention this evening," said spokesman Kyle Sullivan Monday night.  "He went to Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester where he will spend the night for

Sullivan said Murray, 42, is in "good spirits."

The Northeast is in the grips of a historic heatwave.  The National Weather Service has issued heat advisories across the region.

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  1. logan

    Ill take that heat i live in nova scotia and ive seen it -40c , gets up to 100 in the summer, but still, the heat isn't that bad compared to waking up with the windshield washer fluid in your car frozen

    July 6, 2010 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  2. cheeky1

    What? Who goes to the hospital to spend the night because they "feel under the weather"? This is what taxpayers pay for while going without health care themselves. It's just shameful.

    July 6, 2010 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      Everyone has health care in Massachusetts. The state has universal care.

      July 6, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  3. DON

    What the hell does a Lt. Gov. do anyway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 6, 2010 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Mike Dukakis

      – march in parades
      – go to pancake breakfasts
      – meet seniors at senior centers
      – cover up the govenor's affairs
      – vist the E.R.

      July 6, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. FrankRicard

    Just another confirmation that folks in Massachusetts are huge wimps. You don't see anyone in New York complaining. Praise Jeebus...

    July 6, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  5. DON

    I'm sure he does SOMETHING!! Probably spends lots of time under the Gov's desk ! Another waste of tax $$$$$$$$$$$$$

    July 6, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  6. DON

    Thats what I thought , If no one knows what this guy does ELIMINATE THE POSITION. 200K A YEAR AT LEAST! Good day

    July 6, 2010 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  7. By the way

    The other issue is that, like me, people actually MOVE to New England because they don't want to deal with the heat. You would have to pay me to spend one day in the areas where this type of miserable weather is the norm. It sucks when you moved somewhere for the variant seasons and comfortable summers and it feels like Florida.

    July 6, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  8. Dave

    Hey CNN thanks for reminding us that it's "historic" again. We haven't had weather this warm for a few years now, which goes way beyond your target audience's ability to remember. There was a summer in the 1980's that had one day after another of temp's like this, hopefully this won't be a summer like that, but no one was calling it "historic" back then, there wasn't the silly sense of panic that exists today because people could actually think for themselves and act properly.

    July 6, 2010 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  9. Kevin H

    I'm from a cold weather state original – Michigan and moved to Texas. Most Texans I know could not withstand the below zero temperatures I did. Heat is much more difficult to withstand – people from the northeast would not normally be prepared for that type of heat – because it's highly unusual. People here even see ice and the natives – quite literally cause accidents because they do not know how to deal with ice on the roads. They travel entirely too fast and misjudge the conditions. Texans have repeatedly old me that 40 degrees is freezing cold. I keep telling them that 20 degrees below zero was not unusual. They could not begin to imagine the type of cold that caused your flesh in your toes and fingers to freeze – as I have being from up north. Texans are proud of their ability to withstand heat, however, many I have met don't know what to do about cold.

    July 6, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Homer

      I like stories.

      July 6, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  10. DirectedAtDon

    Hey Don,

    It was really generous of you to wait 8 whole minutes after your original question was posted before deciding that the Lt Gov's position should be eliminated.

    The Lt. Governor takes over the position of Governor anytime Deval Patrick leaves the state, whether this be for work or pleasure, in order for there to be leadership in MA at all times. Obviously, the position is also there in case anything permanently prevents the Governor from fulfilling his term. Regarding the current Patrick/Murray administration, Murray has all of the experience in the team, having been in politics for well over a decade vs. Patrick, this being his first term. He's a great adviser to the governor and he chairs a number of committees which gather information and report back to the Gov to aid in major policy issues and day-to-day dealings in the state. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Use this link to educate yourself further... http://tiny.cc/ujamb

    But, I suppose you're right... let's eliminate the position because you don't know what you're talking about. In the long run, that's much better for the state...

    July 6, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
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