I figure this is the best place to put this, so here goes.
In the wake of Saturday’s presidential rectal exploration, I find myself wondering if we as the public really need to know the details of the inside of our President’s colon.
This certainly isn’t something limited to Bush, as every President gets checkups and the findings are announced to the media. While I can understand announcing that the President is in good health or perhaps explaining to us that he has a heart problem or something, do we really need to know that 5 non-threatening polyps were found in the Commander and Chief’s tuckus?
Further though, I think of Grover Cleveland’s secret operations on board his yacht for jaw cancer on the roof of his mouth and JFK’s secret battle with Addison’s disease. Are those cases where the secrecy was necessary, as public knowledge would have most certainly lowered the population’s confidence in the Executive Branch?
So should the public know all of the juicy little tidbits of the President’s health? Why? Why not?