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12 April 2007

Fred Thompson's Cancer Disclosure

I can't tell you how many panicked emails I received yesterday about Fred Thompson's announcement that he is in remission from lymphoma.

"...Thompson was diagnosed with indolent lymphoma about two-and-a-half years ago, but he told Fox News the cancer is treatable.

"I have had no illness from it, or even any symptoms," he said. "My life expectancy should not be affected. I am in remission, and it is very treatable with drugs if treatment is needed in the future – and with no debilitating side effects." (source)

Don't fret people. He was diagnosed in 2004. The fact that he's disclosing now only solidifies the notion that he is indeed planning to run. He's disseminating information he feels could be used against him and gauging the public reaction. He’s vetting himself. He's going to run.

And yes, if this was his wife making this announcement I'd be the first to say that he shouldn't pursue this horrible, thankless job.

(BTW: A new Bloomberg poll has Thompson --that would be FRED and not TOMMY-- usurping Mccain's 3rd place position...without declaring. -H/T: Jim)


Dumb Ox said...

Many cancers, especially what appears to be his type of lymphoma, are highly treatable even when not actually curable. They have the aspect of a chronic condition requiring periodic intervention and allowing affected persons to live quite productive lives for years. I'm a cancer survivor myself, probably in the "cured" category after a dozen years post-op and chemo, and know the science well. My only hope is that Fred will find a fantastic running mate, ideally a strong black conservative. That's the world we live in. I'm only sorry that Thomas Sowell is too old!

Keep up the great work ALa!

Dumb Ox said...

Actually, as I was just browsing around looking at "black conservatives" I came across a marvelous lady I did not know of...and I know why: the Vast Left Wing Conspiracy has kept Alveda King a secret!

She's amazing.


And she'd make a great VP!