" Reagan's wisecracks at the hospital that day testified to his resilience while masking the gravity of the struggle to save him. "Honey, I forgot to duck," he told his wife. He told his doctors he hoped they were all Republicans, prompting this comeback from the liberal who led the trauma team, Dr. Joseph Giordano: "Today, Mr. President, we are all Republicans." Reagan was in the hospital for nearly two weeks; recovery took months, but did not prevent a robust presidency. " '