Sen­a­tor McCain’s ill­ness

The Korea Times - - OPINION -

In a life in which there is noth­ing left to prove, came one more cat­a­strophic chal­lenge Wed­nes­day night.

“McCain has brain can­cer,” roared the CNN home page.

On ev­ery news front in Amer­ica, the same words told you the grav­ity of the mo­ment: One of the world’s most pow­er­ful men is se­verely ill.

That brought all the other pow­er­ful peo­ple bear­ing tributes.

He has been through the po­lit­i­cal gant­let time and again, in­clud­ing a gru­el­ing run for pres­i­dent in 2008. And still he man­aged to stay vi­tal and win a sixth term in the United States Se­nate at age 80.

So you un­der­stand why Sen. McCain is calm.

“He is the tough­est per­son I know,” wrote his daugh­ter. “The cru­elest en­emy could not break him. ... Can­cer may af­flict him in many ways. But it will not make him sur­ren­der. Noth­ing ever has.

The McCain legacy is in good hands.

What fa­ther could read those words and not be moved to tears.

No one knows how this re­mark­able story ends. Our prayers and undy­ing ad­mi­ra­tion are with John McCain to­day.

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