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Doug Thompson, Capitol Hill Blue’s founder, publisher and columnist, returns to the oldest political news site on the Internet on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 after a prolonged recovery and rehab from a motorcycle accident in early November of last year.
Thompson, seriously injured when he had to lay his motorcycle down to avoid t-boning a cow on U.S. 221 south of Roanoke, Virginia, spent 55 days in hospital with life-threatening injuries.
He returns to helm the web site he founded on October 1, 1994.
“It has been a long battle,” he told Capitol Hill Blue Thursday, “but I’m ready to get back to the political fray.”
Thompson, 65, tried writing columns shortly after his release from the hospital in late December, but realized he needed to spend more time in therapy on his right leg, broken in multiple places in the crash, and in recovery from a closed head injury.
“These things take time,” he said.
His column will appear on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and Thompson will oversee a long-planned revamp of the news site.
“It will be good to get back,” he said.