20 May 2008

Ted Kennedy.

Senator Ted Kennedy has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. This stalwart liberal has defended the nation against some of the more mean-spirited attacks by conservatives, although he inexplicably signed on to Bush's shoddy No Child Left Behind bill and like nearly all of his colleagues he pathetically kow-towed to post-9/11 hysteria and authorized Bush's Iraq Boondoggle.

Brain tumors are nasty things, and the treatment is as bad as the tumor: radiation and chemotherapy. Radiation creates brain scarring that doesn't stop; it just keeps building and a few years out, you begin losing your brain to the treatment. However, it's the treatment because most patients with brain tumors aren't expected to make it that long.

Raise a glass for the senator, please.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

My best wishes and prayers to Senator Kennedy, no matter what the outcome. Many don't like him, some despise him, but all must at least respect him. He is the heart and soul of the Democratic party and has spent a large part of his life in public service.

A toast to you, sir.

jay said...

more good than bad, and a passion for justice and social equality across the spectrum. he didn't cower, and we have him to thank for many of our advances...

Lonnie Bruner said...

I was happy to see that he went sailing after he got out of the hospital. Good to see that the old Kennedy tradition continues.

Blue Dog Art said...

I was in Boston when the news broke. Devastating up there and beyond.