Arlen Specter Fighting Lymphatic Cancer

The photo accompanying the story in the last post pictures a bald Arlen Specter:

Photo: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., discusses the Senate upcoming votes on judicial nominations during a news conference on Capitol Hill Tuesday, May 24, 2005. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook)
Sen. Arlen Specter, (AP)

I had somehow missed the news that he has lymphatic cancer. Yikes. I’m no fan of the senator’s voting record, but wish him well.

Update: Replaced with larger version of image from YahooNews archive.

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  1. ozzippit says:

    I disagree with 95% of Sen. Specter’s political stances, but wish him a speedy and full cure. Cancer is everyone’s enemy.

  2. McGehee says:

    I’ll second what Ozzippit said, though I might say 98% rather than 95%…