Monday, November 01, 2004

Rehnquist "Works from Home" -- Democrats in "Freak-Out" Mode

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist was to return to work today after having surgery for throat cancer, but indicated that he would be "work from home". There are two possibilities here:

  1. Rehnquist is sicker than he let on before, which makes many Democrats (and non-party-affiliated freethinkers) even more nervous about tomorrow's election.
  2. Rehnquist really got into daytime TV, and is calling in sick so he can watch Days of Our Lives.

UPDATE - 12:21PM CST: CJ Rehnquist is evidently receiving receiving radiation and chemotherapy for his thyroid cancer, which, (according to Herman Kattlove, an oncologist and medical editor for the American Cancer Society), suggests that Rehnquist is suffering from anaplastic thyroid cancer, a rare and aggressive form of the disease -- it is the only type of thyroid cancer that is treated with chemotherapy.

"It's not treatable by surgery, only by chemotherapy and radiation,'' said Kattlove. "It's rarely, if ever, curable, and most patients die within a few months.''