Monday, October 20, 2008

John McCain Attempted Suicide in 1968, May Be Covering Up Seriousness of Melanoma, New York Times Reports

A fascinating article in the New York Times brought to light many of the things we know, and don't know, about the health of the four major candidates for public office. Among the things the article discusses are the previous revelation that in 1968, eight months after he was captured by the North Vietnamese, John McCain attempted suicide, trying to hang himself with his shirt. There is also serious debate, and confusion, over how serious McCain's multiple melanomas were, and what that means for his longterm survival.

These questions, of course, are extremely relevant, especially because Sarah Palin is the vice-presidential nominee. And her health? No one knows. Yep, she's a candidate for vice president and she hasn't released one iota of health records. Nice.

Not like Obama is much better -- he, apparently, released a one-page letter from his physician that says he is in "excellent" health. And Biden? He had an aneurysm 20 years ago, and hasn't mentioned how recent tests have gone.

Makes you feel good, doesn't it? And makes Sarah Palin's appearance on SNL a little less funny and a little more scary, eh?

Click here to read the full New York Times artilce

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