Friday, July 20, 2007

SlingShot Thought of the Day

I've been tagged for a meme yesterday/today but I cant get to that just yet.

However, Here's a story I read today over on the AP wire...

"Bush to cede power to VP during colonoscopy

‘The president has had no symptoms,’ Snow says before Saturday procedure

Updated: 2 hours, 57 minutes ago

WASHINGTON - President Bush will undergo a routine colonoscopy Saturday and temporarily hand presidential powers over to VicePublish Post President Dick Cheney, the White House said.

Press secretary Tony Snow told reporters Friday that Bush will have the procedure done at his Camp David, Md., mountaintop retreat.

He last underwent colorectal cancer surveillance on June 29, 2002.

"As reported at the time and in subsequent physical exams, absent any symptoms, the president's doctor recommended repeat surveillance in approximately five years," Snow said. "The president has had no symptoms."

Polyps found
Two polyps were discovered during examinations in 1998 and 1999 while Bush was governor of Texas. That made Bush a prime candidate for regular examinations. For the general population, a colonoscopy to screen for colon cancer is recommended every 10 years. But for people at higher risk, or if a colonoscopy detects precancerous polyps, follow-up colonoscopies often are scheduled in three- to five-year intervals.

"Although no polyps were noted in the exam in 2002, age and history would suggest that there's a reasonable chance that polyps will be noted this time," Snow said. "If so, they'll be removed and evaluated microscopically."

He said results would be available after 48 to 72 hours, if not sooner.

The procedure will be supervised by Dr. Richard Tubb, the president's doctor, and conducted by a multidisciplinary team from the National Naval Medical Center at Bethesda, Md. Because the president will be under the effects of anesthesia, he has elected to implement Section 3 of the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, making Cheney acting president until Bush indicates he is prepared to reassume his authority." -AP

{I removed the latter part of this story as it only discusses GWBs past exams and Dicks earlier temporary presidential power and is not relevant to my Slingshot Thought}

WOULDN'T IT BE CONVENIENT IF A 'TERRORIST' ATTACK OCCURRED RIGHT AT THIS VERY TIME? And Ol' Dick used some of these new Bush administration laws to declare martial law or some bull shit like that?

I don't trust these jokers as far as I could throw 'em.
Question Authority.

1 comment:

  1. "I don't trust these jokers as far as I could throw 'em." And you can't throw 'em very far because they're basically lilly-livered jello.