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.