When President Clinton underwent open-heart surgery, I was proud of how the conservative blogosphere reacted. Almost to a person, we wished him the best of luck, even though most of us had despised his policies and his presidency.
At the time I observed:
I would genuinely like to believe that those on the left would do the same if any current or former Republican President had a serious health issue — but then, we saw the way they acted when Ronald Reagan died, didn’t we?
Today I am once again proud of my colleagues, whose decency has risen about petty politics in addressing the illness of Democrat Sen. Tim Johnson. His death would almost certainly mean that the Republicans would regain control of the Senate — yet we are all sincerely pulling for his full and speedy recovery.
First and foremost, keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Once again, we extend our sympathy and hopes for a full recovery to Senator Johnson and his family.
Keep the family in your prayers.
Obviously our hopes are with him.
I HOPE THAT TIM JOHNSON TURNS OUT TO BE OKAY, and I don’t have much more to say than that.
First, best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery to Sen. Johnson (D-SD).
And of course this blog had similar sentiments:
Best wishes to Sen. Johnson and his family. I hope he has a full recovery.
There’s nothing exceptional about this, by the way. It’s simple human decency. Just as I said when President Clinton had his surgery, I’d like to think we’d see the same from our colleagues on the left, if the tables were turned. I really would.