One of My Senators is Ill

Senator Kennedy has a malignant glioma. I've heard it's high-grade, but didn't see that in any official announcement.

NBC used the opportunity to do its usual Bush-bashing. Emotional situations such as this involve a strange political dichotomy. Bashing Kennedy's opponents is ok, but criticizing his allies is not. For instance, it would be bad form to describe the type of care the Senator could expect under a health care system advocated by Hillary Clinton. Nor would it be appropriate to point out the number of new cancer therapies that have been developed by the "evil drug companies," as described by Clinton, Obama and (unfortunately) McCain.

I doubt there is place in the world better than Boston's Hospitals for Senator Kennedy to get the care he needs. I wish him and his family well.