Regular readers will know that TONE will never be confused a with non-partisan or putatively objective outlet. Sometimes, however, we must acknowledge that politics is only part of the life of the world and, really, a small part in the lives of most people.
This rumination is caused by news that the White House spokesman, Tony Snow's, cancer has metastasized to his liver. There are new treatments all the time, but as far as I know, liver cancer remains intractable. (If I'm wrong about that, post a comment correcting me, please!)
I don't know Tony Snow, but I don't like his slant on the news and I don't like the administration for which he speaks. Still, from human beings to one another, we must all wish him well.