If you don't know by now, Press Secretary Tony Snow's cancer has returned and spread to his liver. The only clear course of action is to "aggressively fight the disease," according to this AP piece.
Certainly, the nation should keep Snow in its prayers.
But, predictably, that can't be the case with the Angry Left. Here are a few choice examples:
1) Onmilation says:
I hate you.
2) ph7 says:
At least we now know cancer is bi-partisan...
3) David Flores says:
Man, this is awful news. Let's just hope that Tony Snow isn't one of the 40 million Americans without health insurance who this Administration hasn't lifed a finger to help, because then he and his family stand to lose everything they own desperately trying to pay for his treatment. (Why do I suspect this won't be an issue).
4) Fred_O_E_Caldo says:
I'm impressed by all the sympathy for a guy who sells out our nation 24/7. You people are stronger than I am. I say: Let's see him spin this one away.
"I don't know. What do you think it means that I have cancer?"
5) sjc says:
Dear God --
I hate myself.
6) V572625694 says:
It seems uncharitable to make this observation, and as someone whose wife had breast cancer I am quite sympathetic to Snow's personal situation, but Jesus Christ!--is there NOTHING on earth the Bush flacks won't use for political gain?
7) TDoff says:
Under the heading of 'What goes around comes around', the cancer in Tony Snow is removing the cancer of Tony Snow from the national scene.
OMG, could there be a god?
8) PeeJay says:
Maybe he'll have a Lee Atwateresque deathbed transformation and come clean about everything.
9) Lionel Hutz says:
Mr. Snow's doctor's have told Mr. Snow that they could simply remove his liver and he would be better. They have given him a deadline of August, 2008 by which they have to act.
Mr. Snow however stated that he felt such artificial deadlines would just embolden the cancer, and that to cut and run his liver out of his body would mean that the cancer had won. As such, he has refused the treatment, stating that he believed that by fighting the cancer in his liver, he would not have to fight it elsewhere. He denied rumors that he was planning a pre-emptive surgery on his kidneys, although he stated that he would not take any options off the table and that his kidneys would never be allowed to have cancer as long as he is around.
10) PeeJay says:
Yes, the Holier Than Thou crowd is right. We should wish Tony, W, Cheney and Gonzales nothing but the best of health, so that we can then waterboard the shit out of them until they tell us the truth about, well, anything would be nice.
There's more on the site - with very few comments expressing true sympathy.
There was more Snow Bashing at Huffington Post but it was thankfully deleted.
You may be wondering if the Right did any bashing when Elizabeth Edwards announced her cancer had returned, as well.
Not here. Or here (but, note who stirs up trouble - it's "Kathy", the loony Lefty). BUT...
...very interesting comments here about what Elizabeth Edwards has said in the past about cancer victims - namely, Laura Ingraham.
Here's her post on Democratic Underground. It seems as if she tries to wish Laura well, but can't help herself towards the end (emphasis mine):
"...As I go through treatment for this same disease, I think often about the women who fight breast cancer without health insurance, without a supportive husband, with a physically demanding job that doesn't know or doesn't care that she is exhausted and weak and aching, with children but no child care. I find it absolutely impossible that LI won't also have those thoughts run through her head or that she won't rethink her position on health care or the social safety net. Pray for her health AND her enlightenment, if you must. But pray, with me, for her good health."
Call me crazy - but isn't that a little unnecessary? Please note the deranged comments left about Laura on the site as well.
Regardless, keep Elizabeth Edwards in your prayers as well. Even if Time Magazine doesn't care.