John Kerry is off the campaign trail for a few weeks:
As Sen. John Kerry prepares to go under the knife for a shoulder injury tomorrow, he got grim news from his doctor.But I’m sure the lying liberal media will keep the anti-Bush stories coming while Kerry is away. So don’t expect any let up in the campaign. -- PoliPundit
For a regular person, his prognosis is excellent. But for a politician in the throes of a major political campaign, it was close to terminal:
“This will be done on an out-patient basis and I expect a full recovery,” said Dr. Bertram Zarins, head of sports medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. “Within two or three weeks, he’ll be shaking hands again.”
- No handshaking for at least three weeks.
- No high-fiving or fist-pumping for five to six weeks.
- And no baby-hugging for at least eight weeks.
For a pol going head-to-head with President Bush, three weeks is an eternity without a rope line.