Rep. Pete Stark, D-Fremont, had a bout with pneumonia earlier this year, and although he went back to work after that, he still had a rather deep cough when I saw him earlier this month. Acting on a tip given to a colleague, I asked his office about his health today, and got a response from the horse’s mouth:
Your tip was right. I’m back in the hospital to see if they can find an antibiotic that will accelerate my recovery from pneumonia. I’m impatient being a patient and want out! Docs and nurses think I’m faking and only trying to get an insider’s view of medicine for reform. Video camera is rolling — next Michael Moore here.