Ah Jeez…

“Are you worried about Senator Kennedy?” my wife asked me the other day.  I told her I wasn’t.  It was just a seizure, he seemed to be doing better, hell, from what I heard he was already working the phones for Obama.

Nothing to see here, people, move along.

Then there was this afternoon.  Yanked out of bed by the sound of hailstones roughly the size of minvans pounding against my window, I do what I do every day in the hour between waking up and heading to the office; I checked the wires to see if I couldn’t plot out that evenings blogging schedule.

I suppose I should have been worried about Senator Kennedy after all.

Because the very first thing that I saw were the words, “Malignant” “Brain Tumor” “Kennedy”.

Ah jeez…

That seizure I carelessly brushed away as no big deal was apparently indicative of a particularly lethal form of brain cancer, and possibly inoperable.  While I don’t think anything official has been released to this point, outside remaining lifespan estimates aren’t even kind enough to let Kennedy finish out his current term as Senator.

I don’t know.  It’s terrible news, but I’m still not worried.  He’s not in the ground yet, and look at it this way, here’s a man who survived the Senate for four decades, and he did it as a bleeding heart liberal.  No moving to the center, no wavering under withering right wing attacks, and oh, you bet he’s had his fair share of mud cast his way.  They don’t call him the Lion of the Senate for nothin’, you know.

The guy’s tough, and I have little doubt he’s going to be able to handle whatever comes his way.  I also have little doubt that the millions of lives that he has touched and has helped will be standing behind him through this terrible journey.

My thoughts and hopes go with him and his family.

 

2 Responses to “Ah Jeez…”

  1. tas says:

    It’s all wait and see and hope for the best at this point.

  2. yeah

    this is terrible.

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