Tony Snow to Undergo Surgery, HuffPo's 'Deathwatch for Freedom' Triumphantly Returns

Mary Katharine Ham
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Posted: Mar 23, 2007 3:24 PM
My prayers are with Tony Snow, as they are with Elizabeth Edwards. I hope there's good news and peace of mind for both, and quick. Looks like, with Snow, they're unsure whether it's anything harmful yet:

Presidential spokesman Tony Snow is undergoing surgery Monday to remove a small growth in his lower abdomen, a procedure he said was being done "out of an aggressive sense of caution" because he had colon cancer two years ago.

He said Friday that cancer tests have been negative since the growth _ about the size of the tip of his small finger _ was discovered in his lower right pelvic area, but that doctors decided to remove it to be sure.

"Please do not leap to conclusions about this because we don't know what this is," Snow told reporters. "We know it's coming out and I know I'll be back soon."

Snow, 51, had his colon removed in 2005 and underwent six months of chemotherapy after being diagnosed with colon cancer. He and his wife have three young children.

Over at the HuffPo, the commenters can't help themselves, once again. But take heart-- they're only wishing quick and painful death on fellow Americans out of an intense desire for peace and nonviolence, you see?

The Deathwatch for Freedom is all that can save us from BushCo's evil regime at this point. They just all have to die. For peace.

Ian has screen caps, but doesn't link to the comment thread for context, so to be fair, some of the commenters could have learned their lesson by now and be telling these yahoos to shut up. That would be unlikely but heartening.