The Associated Press is reporting that Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy (D-MA) has a brain tumor. Kennedy was admitted to the hospital last weekend after suffering an unexplained seizure, and tests now reveal that the Senator has a form of brain cancer known as a malignant glioma. The prognosis is fairly grim, with life expectancies for people with this form of cancer generally ranging from one to five years. Kennedy is the second-longest serving member of the United States Senate, having been elected in 1962 to fill the seat vacated by his brother, President John F. Kennedy (D).

While I rarely, if ever, find myself praising Senator Kennedy either for his politics or his character, I certainly don’t wish him harm. My prayers are with Senator Kennedy and his family as they deal with this difficult diagnosis. There will certainly be trying times ahead, and I wish him all the best.

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