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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:36 PM
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The only way I buy that Caroline Kennedy is pulling out if if Ted's health is worse than we know...
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 06:38 PM by cynatnite
I'm not trying to bring anyone down, but it seems to me that if everything was as it was previous to Teddy's seizure at the luncheon this wouldn't have come up. If she is pulling out, I think it's because Kennedy doesn't have much time left and she wants to spend it with him...entirely understandable. I probably would, too, if I were in her shoes.
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Dennis Donovan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:38 PM
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1. That's my thought, too...
:(
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:38 PM
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2. He has a brain tumor
Is bad no matter how much we know or don't know.

My friend had a brain tumor and died withing 2 months of diagnosis.
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:43 PM
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6. My aunt had one and was declared cured almost 3 years ago...
Of course it's serious, but when Caroline declared her intentions, Ted still had the cancer. He had a seizure. I'm speculating, because of this story, that there may be more going on with his prognosis than we know...and it may not be good.
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:51 PM
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8. Not just a tumor, a Glioblastoma. I'm afraid we're measuring Ted's time in months now.
Hope I'm wrong, and medical miracles do happen, but it doesn't look good.
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:40 PM
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3. I would actually see it go the other way ......
..... she wants to fulfill his wish while he's still alive and in the Senate.

But we're both just guessing.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:40 PM
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4. Yes, my first thought, too.
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:41 PM
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5. The life expectancy for his type of cancer is less than a year.
There are some exceptions, but his age works against him, too.
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:43 PM
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7. I'm afraid thats what I think, too.
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:03 PM
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9. It's probably Teddy's health but also her chances are slimmer than once thought.
I don't think Teddy would want her to take a seat that would spell disaster for her. She was trying to be something that she wasn't a while back and that just doesn't work.

Maybe Teddy was the one that said "Caroline, give it up."

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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:51 PM
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10. I think you may be right
I seriously doubt she expected the truly awful attacks that she received. It may be that she sees that many politicians have to live with totally unjustified attacks - even as they work hard for their constituents. For Caroline Kennedy, who was never treated that way - it might have been tough.
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