Because lies make the cancer grooooooow!
I admit my bias shows with these stories. I hear about Tony Snow and say to myself, well, stand up every day, lie to the American people at the behest of your dictator-esque boss and well, how could a cancer NOT grow in you. Work for Fox News, spinning the truth in to a billion knots and how can your gut not rot? I know, it’s terrible. I admit it. I don’t wish anyone harm, even Tony Snow. And I do hope he recovers or at least does what he feels is best and surrounds himself with friends and family for his journey. But in the back of my head there’s Justin Timberlake’s “What goes around, goes around, comes around, comes all the way back around, ya..”…
Now, I’ve been brutally honest above, and may have offended some, and for that I’m sorry. Again, I don’t want Tony Snow to suffer and die of cancer. But like many this morning, I had the thought.
Thanks to one of the Cornerites for spotting that. He rambles on for another 20 paragraphs or so about how we’re “having our asses handed to us” in Iraq and how Sky News is doing a crackerjack job covering it, unlike that evil Rupert Murdoch outfit that gave Tony his tumors. Um, who wants to be the one to tell him?
The Malcontent’s got a nifty thumbnail comparison of righty reaction to the news of Elizabeth Edwards’s cancer and lefty reaction to Snow’s. Frankly, given what they’re capable of, the silence is golden. Our favorite Democrat (well, your favorite; my favorite, Jane Fleming, doesn’t have a blog) has yet to weigh in on either, but her new co-blogger’s got a Pretty Vicious Rant about his high hopes for chimpeachment, so you’ll definitely check that out. No Important Action Alert issued yet; maybe he’s leaving that to Powers.
Update: What do you know, Fleming does have a blog. And it’s updated about as often as KP’s is.
Update: Treach is thinking bad thoughts. And for that he’s sorry.
Update: Hope you enjoyed the blockquote; you won’t find that passage in the HuffPo post anymore.