Tuesday, March 27, 2007

The Election Cycle of Incurable Diseases

Nothing newsworthy to report here, but just an observation. In the last few months, a number of prominent politicos have brought incurable diseases to light. Specifically, I refer to Mitt Romney's wife Ann (multiple sclerosis), John Edwards' wife Elizabeth (breast cancer spread to the bone) and White House Press Secretary Tony Snow (colon cancer spread to the liver). What's truly interesting is that none of these people are particularly geriatric. It really reminds you that mortality knows no political or economic bounds, and is truly one thing we all have in common.

I really enjoy the horse-race leading up to election day. Beyond that, hopefully these developments will shed new light on health issues such as these.

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