Friday, May 30, 2008

What, No Drug Tests?

Barack Obama has just released a one-page letter from his doctor attesting to his "excellent health" and pronouncing him "medically-fit to serve as president." Last week, John McCain granted reporters access to more than 1200 pages of his medical records. Obama's physician for nearly half his life, Dr. David L. Scheiner of Chicago, has not examined his patient since 2006. Yet he has no qualms pronouncing him in "excellent health" today. Obama's campaign claims that the 300-words or so contained in Dr. Scheiner letter constitutes "a complete summary of [Obama's] doctor visits and medical records for the past two decades." William Strunk and E.B. White should have been that good.

I wonder what the media reaction would have been if McCain had released a one-page letter from his doctor as the sum total of his medical history? The general inference would have been that he had something to hide because of his age. Yet the sickest man ever to occupy the White House was also the youngest man ever elected president, John F. Kennedy. Everything about his health except his bad back was concealed from the public. The bad back was a war injury and hence could serve as his "Achilles heel." Unless you count his Nicorette gum, Obama has no "Achilles heel," none, at least, that could be mentioned in 300 words or less.

18 comments:

pedro el panadero said...

Mat, do I have to remind you that McCain is almost 300 years old ? that's the reason for his long report.....

I'm not an Obama fan, but pls stop the chicken-shit posts....

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

pedro:

300 is the new 60.

So you are actually saying that McCain looks 10 years younger than his biological age, which, for someone who has endured what he has in life, means that he's doing pretty good.

pedro el panadero said...

so MAT-- are you voting?

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

pedro:

I am an impartial spectator.

Anonymous said...

Mc Cain = 300 years old

lol

Inquisitive mind said...

Word has it that Fantomas will never leave another message on this blog

What did you do to him Manuel?

Anonymous said...

Obama did not inhale it

CorgiGuy said...

well, i'm glad to see that mr o is healthy.

hey mat i see you get alot of visits from the anonimi. i run across this poem in another blog, you might get a kick out of it.

Retrato del comentarista anonimo
---------------------------------
Buscapleitos en casa del vecino,
aguafiestas en el banquete ajeno,
ataca al blanco, al negro y al moreno,
en la calma, forma su remolino,

arma bullas punzantes, ponzoñosas,
y quiere comentar lo que no entiende;
siente como la chispa se le enciende
y salta al Internet a soltar rosas.

Se escuda en lo invisible, en la pantalla.
Defiende lo que ya no tiene excusa
y el improperio es su único amuleto.

Amigo del escombro y la metralla,
luego de bautizarnos de gentuza,
pide que le guardemos su respeto.

pedro el panadero said...

corgiguy: I like it. It written for you know who.... the f man of PR....

Charlie Papa said...

Manuel Fantomas is an ireporter for CNN Wolf B . Check it out. Also he will be very active from PR Primary this weekend. Hillary just landed in PR . She will win this contest easily

Anonymous said...

Dont miss Mrs Clinton Video on Fantomas Blog.

rin tin tin said...

McClellan= THE FATHER OF ALL CHIVATOS

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

Fantomas has baptized himself with a new moniker today:

"The F-Man of PR."

Of those from whom much is asked much may be expected.

pepe el del sitemeter said...

thanks for the visit newark man, you have fallen into my web

Anonymous said...

McClellan= traitor

Anonymous said...

So fantomas is waiting with the babies to be kissed by Obama at his campaign rally in Puerto Rico?

Won't that turn Obama into a frog?

Vana said...

No drug test, from his own doctor nonetheless, what else would his biased doctor say..lol..you gotta laugh, if it had neen McCain as you posted all hell would have broken loose.

The handler of Rin Tin Tin said...

Val Prieto = chivato