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Old 03-27-2007, 05:06 PM   #1
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Presidential spokesman, Tony Snow - on his way out

It does not sound good for Mr. Snow.

I liked his style when he first came on board.

But, working for this administration seems to take it's toll on people's credibility.

Anyways, my sympathies for him and his family and I am hoping for the best outcome.



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White House Spokesman Snow has Recurrence of Cancer (Update6)

By Roger Runningen

March 27 (Bloomberg) -- White House Press Secretary Tony Snow has been diagnosed with recurrence of cancer and the disease has spread to his liver, his deputy said today.

Snow, 51, who was treated for colon cancer in 2005, underwent surgery yesterday afternoon at a Washington area hospital to remove a growth in his lower abdomen that was discovered during a routine exam.

``It's a recurrence of the cancer that he thought that he had successfully dealt with in the past,'' President George W. Bush, who spoke with Snow about 7 a.m. today, said in remarks at the White House. ``His attitude is, one, that he is not going to let this whip him, and he's upbeat.''

Snow announced last week that he would be undergoing surgery to remove the growth in his lower right pelvis. He said initial tests were negative for cancer and that he was having the surgery out of ``an aggressive sense of caution.'' Snow, who lost his mother to colon cancer when he was 17, said he had been getting a checkup every 10 weeks.

Deputy Press Secretary Dana Perino said the cancer recurred in generally the same area where it was discovered in 2005 and had spread to the liver and other areas in his body.

She said Snow would decline further comment until he and his doctors decide the next course of treatment. She added that while Snow seemed in good spirits when she talked with him and helped her prepare for the briefing, his message to the media and others was, ``Don't bug me. I think that included me.''

`Optimism'

Perino fought back tears as she made the announcement this morning at an off-camera briefing for reporters. ``Sorry, it's really hard for us at the White House,'' she said. ``We certainly gain strength from his optimism. He said he's going to beat it again.''

About 10 percent of all colon cancer patients whose disease has spread to the liver or other organs are still alive after five years, according to studies cited by doctors. New drugs and treatment approaches are improving those odds.
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Here's hoping he gets the treatment he needs and beats it fully this time.
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My prayers are with him.

It doesn't sound good...he's battled it before though.
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Here's hoping him the best...
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The overall survival rate for patients with metastatic colon cancer is two years, doctors say.

Snow's earlier experience with cancer colored his perspective in the White House job. On March 20 he noted that his comment the previous day about whether Attorney General Alberto Gonzales would remain through the rest of Bush's term prompted speculation about the Cabinet secretary's future.

``As a cancer survivor, I don't know if I'm going to be alive at the end of this term,'' Snow said. ``So when you try to put together a question about what's going to happen for the two years, you don't know.''

The day Elizabeth Edwards, the wife of Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, announced that the breast cancer she was diagnosed with in 2004 had spread, Snow praised her decision to be candid about her situation and continue working with her husband's campaign.

``For Elizabeth Edwards, good going,'' he said at a March 22 White House briefing. ``As somebody who has been through this, Elizabeth Edwards is setting a powerful example for a lot of people, and a good and positive one.''

Snow and his wife, Jill, have three children.
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Hm, he's fighting against all odds.
I wish him good luck and that he can beat this damn cancer.
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That's sad. I'll say some prayers for him and his family.
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I hope he beats it. I know of 3 friends who are dying of cancer. 2 of which might not make it before April.
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Very, very sad. Anyone who deals with cancer is a hero in my eyes. I hope for the best for him.
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Hmmm....given the subject matter I don't think the thread title is very appropriate.

In any case, I'll be saying a prayer for Mr. Snow.
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I hope he beats this. It's sad, though. Liver cancer is pretty lethal stuff, is it not?
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Hmmm....given the subject matter I don't think the thread title is very appropriate.
how so?

he's on his way out of the administration.

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Old 03-28-2007, 01:44 PM   #14
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Who says he's on his way out of the administration? He's still there as far as I know. I just tried to ignore the title- maybe it was some sort of retort to what happened to the Elizabeth thread. I don't know, I don't even bother to ask myself why in FYM anymore..

Tony Snow's mother died of colon cancer at the age of 38, when he was only 17.
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how so?

he's on his way out of the administration.

Had his cancer not re-appeared Snow would have been "on his way out" of the administration on January 20,2009 along with everybody else and we wouldn't be talking about this.

However, given that cases of metastatic colon cancer are sometimes terminal I didn't think the thread title was very appropriate. Maybe it's just me. The title lead me to believe that he was resigning or getting fired and it was only upon opening the thread that I found out he's leaving because of cancer.
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