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April 11, 2007

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!!!! RUN FRED RUN !!!!

WASHINGTON - Republican Fred Thompson, the actor-politician who is considering a bid for president, said Wednesday he was diagnosed with lymphoma more than two years ago but the cancer shouldn't affect his life expectancy.
In an interview with Fox News Channel's Neil Cavuto, the former Tennessee senator, 64, said doctors discovered that he had non- Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2004. He said the disease is in remission with no illness or symptoms.

"I wouldn't be doing this if I wasn't satisfied in my own mind as to the nature of it and the fact that not only will I have an average lifespan but in the meantime I will not be affected in anyway by it," Thompson said. "Now of course nobody knows the future but that has been in the history for almost three years now in terms of no symptoms and no sickness."

His disclosure comes just weeks after Elizabeth Edwards, wife of Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, revealed that her cancer had returned. White House spokesman Tony Snow recently underwent surgery for cancer that had spread to his liver.

Cancer has touched past and present presidential candidates. John McCain carries scars after three episodes of melanoma, the most aggressive form of skin cancer. His 2008 Republican rival, Rudy Giuliani, had prostate cancer, which also afflicted 2004 Democratic nominee John Kerry and 1996 Republican nominee Bob Dole.

In 1992, Democratic primary candidate Paul Tsongas was the first presidential candidate to run as a cancer survivor, having undergone a radical bone-marrow transplant six years earlier after lymphoma forced an end to his Senate career. Tsongas later died from a complication related to the treatment for the disease's recurrence.

"I have friends in politics, some in Congress, some running for president, and others who have successfully dealt with cancer," Thompson said. "It is certainly no respecter of persons and totally non-partisan."

Lymphoma is an immune-system cancer that strikes more than 71,000 Americans a year, and kills more than 19,000 of them. The vast majority have the non-Hodgkin's form of lymphoma, a term that encompasses more than 30 different subtypes of the disease.

Some of these subtypes are termed "indolent," meaning they typically respond well to treatment—patients often go into remission for long periods, but the disease is not cured and may need to be battled back again periodically.

Survival varies widely, depending on the subtype of lymphoma. But overall, five-year survival for the non-Hodgkin's group of lymphomas is 63 percent, according to the American Cancer Society.

The former senator is an actor who has played many roles, including president of the United States, director of the CIA, an admiral and currently, a tough district attorney on NBC's "Law & Order."

Thompson has said he would consider running for president in 2008, depending on how the rest of the Republican field shakes out.

"I'm just going to wait and see what happens," Thompson told Fox last month. "I wanted to see how my colleagues who are on the campaign trail do now, what they say, what they emphasize, what they're addressing, and how successful they are in doing that, and whether or not they can carry the ball in next November."

Thompson's rise to prominence began three decades ago, when he served as minority counsel to the Senate Watergate Committee. He famously asked one the key questions of the proceedings: "Mr. Butterfield, are you aware of the installation of any listening devices in the Oval Office of the President?"

That led to the disclosure of the Watergate tapes.

Several years later, Thompson represented Marie Ragghianti, the head of the Tennessee Parole Board who was fired after exposing a pardon- selling scheme involving aides for then-Gov. Ray Blanton. Thompson played himself in the 1985 movie "Marie" based on the episode and got generally positive reviews.

Starting in the late 1980s, Thompson got roles in numerous movies, including "No Way Out," "The Hunt for Red October," "Cape Fear and "In the Line of Fire" and in television series.

Thompson was elected to the Senate in 1994 to fill the seat of Al Gore, who had been elected vice president. He won re-election to the Senate easily in 1996, but his daughter died of a heart attack during that term and he announced a couple months later that he wouldn't seek re-election.

After leaving the Senate, Thompson returned to acting, with his most prominent role as district attorney Arthur Branch on "Law & Order."

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Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

I agree girl..Run !..the man has dignity and class doesnt he!?

April 11, 2007 8:36 PM  
Blogger J_G said...

Marie, I hope he does run and that his cancer stays in remission. Fred does have class and and a dignified way about him. He also believes in what he says.

April 12, 2007 6:07 AM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

Woman and Jenn,

I sure hope he does run.

Yes he does have more dignity and class than I ever realized.

April 12, 2007 8:37 AM  
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April 12, 2007 1:05 PM  
Blogger The Liberal Lie The Conservative Truth said...

Say it agains Marie, " RUN FRED RUN!!!!!"

April 12, 2007 1:05 PM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...


April 12, 2007 4:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do you want another NeoCon in office?

You do know that NeoCons came from the Democratic Party, right?

Leo Strauss, William Kristol. They aren't conservatives, Marie.

Unbelievable how folks will sacrifice their REAL conservative principles just for a guy with an "R" next to his name.

I guess if Hillary were to swap parties you all would support her too.

April 12, 2007 9:47 PM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...


Did you know Ron Paul is part of a cult?

So I dont want to hear a damn thing about that loon again.

April 12, 2007 11:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cult? Please. He's not once had a scandal attached to his name.

He's not once voted to raise taxes.

He's not once voted to give Congressmen pay raises.

He, nor his children, have ever accepted a single dime of grant money for education.

Good luck finding something negative about Ron Paul.

April 13, 2007 10:28 AM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...


For pete's sake I wish you would make a name.

I dont know why you insist on shoving Ron Paul down my throat when I want Fred Thompson.

I am NOT a Libertarian!

I dont care about Ron Paul!!

April 13, 2007 8:52 PM  

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