Skip to main content

as you can read in this NY Times story.

She is a dear friend, and I found out earlier today in an exchange of emails on another topic.  Some of her House colleagues knew, because she was not a secretive person.  She had discussed this earlier with political colleagues.  The announcement was made several hours ago.

She says her doctors are quite hopeful about the prognosis.  She is getting superb treatment.

She is a good person, and has in my opinion been a very good Representative, although I acknowledge we have some disagreements on issues.

I am holding her in  the light.  

I do not want to lose her - and that has nothing to do with her political service. We are close friends.
Peace.

Update - Carolyn McCarthy is on the House Committee that oversees education, which is how we came together.  We have talked about education, we have talked about guns - her husband was killed and her son seriously injured by the Long Island RR gunman - we have talked about unions, we have talked about many issues.  She advised me against going work on the Hill, but encouraged me to stay involved - from the outside.  She has been a dear friend to both my wife and myself.  This has been very hard for both of us, and as people at the National Democratic Club began to learn the news they were devastated.  I do ask that if you pray you include her in your prayers.

Thanks

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site