Thursday, February 04, 2010

Get well soon Premier Danny

Premier Williams had heart surgery earlier today, and best wishes to him for a smooth recovery. There has been lots of talk (controversy?) at home on radio, tv and other media, and nationally, about Williams going to the U.S. for his particular surgical needs. What's the big deal? A man decides to do something for his best interest, his life. There are certainly procedures that cannot be done in NL, and finding some privacy is more of a challenge for a popular public figure than anyone, and what he does for his personal health is his own business. It's a worry enough already to simply recover without infections or complications, let alone a created media controversy about where it was done. Not a good time to add more stress to the man's life. Good luck to him for good health for many years to come.

7 comments:

Peter L. Whittle said...

Well said Charlie

Charlie Cheeseman said...

Thanks Peter.

anb said...

Right on Charlie. I've been annoyed at the angle the media has taken on this story since day one. Danny has as much right to medical privacy as you or I do. We know for sure that if this procedure was available at the HSC and Danny had it done there, the details would be leaked by some junior clerk looking for his/her 15 minutes.

Charlie Cheeseman said...

People do seek out to connect with the well-knowns, and that would sap energy that's for sure anb.

NPC said...

Yes, certainly no one else's buisiness.

Anonymous said...

I agree wholeheartedly. Danny works like a dog for our benefit and FOR FREE! As Snook said, "What do ya' want for nothin'?"
Danny, you're doing a marvelous job! Best premier we've ever had (by a long shot). I think I speak for the vast majority of Newfoundland and Labradorians when I say, "Thank You" and I hope you get well soon.

BayGirl said...

I second all of that!