Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Tony Snow has cancer, again

Snow, who hoped he had overcome colon cancer after surgery and chemotherapy two years ago, learned after surgery this week that a new growth in his abdomen was cancerous and the disease had spread to his liver. The 51-year-old press secretary, a former television news commentator and father of three, is facing a new round of chemotherapy and vowed to beat his cancer again.

There was a time in my life when this news would have made me hysterical with joy. I was an asshole, then. And anyone who thinks this is cause for celebration is also an asshole.

We have to remember that no matter how horrible or terrible someone is, that someone is still a human being. Maybe when its revealed that Mr. Snow is a mass-murderer, a pedophile or a deliberately engineering a nuclear holocaust we can revel in his pain, but until then he's small potatoes, evil-wise.

Cancer is a terrible disease. He's fought it off once already. I hope he can do it again. And if that isn't possible, I wish him peace.


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