"Sen. Ted Kennedy's condition appeared to be improving as his friends, family and colleagues prepared for the night watch Saturday evening after two apparent seizures sent him to a Boston hospital.
The Massachusetts senator is "conscious, talking, joking with family," according to a spokeswoman.
Kennedy, the liberal anchor of the U.S. Senate and remaining patriarch of the storied Kennedy family, was still undergoing tests at Massachusetts General Hospital, and a medical update was not expected for at least another day. He does not appear to have had a stroke as was initially suspected."
Looks like the old drunk may have had one too many, and his slurring of words, lack of coordination, and general inability to frame a coherent sentence was mistaken for something other than downing shots till he dropped.