Power and celebrity are not necessarily buffers against the odd little vicissitudes of life. Accidents do happen. Ask any of the following notables:
Richard Darman Bush's Budget Director usually tries to trip up congressional Democrats, but last week he slipped and fell on the steps of a McDonald's. It took 100 stitches to repair injuries to his head and face.
Calvin Klein The world-famous fashion designer apparently isn't cut out for the sporting life: he suffered a concussion, two broken ribs, a bruised lung and a head laceration after being thrown from a horse on Long Island last month.