Need To Know Basis

What do we need to know when it comes to the health of our political leaders?



I was shocked Wednesday morning when I was told Dennis Richardson had died.  We knew his had a brain tumor.  He was very transparent about his progress in his video postings on Facebook.  Still, it happened so fast.  I was genuinely sad.  He was always so accessible to us.  He was part of Portland’s Morning News with Steve and Me a couple of years ago.  It led to a discussion about how much should the public know about a political leader’s health?

Did he tell us enough about his condition?  Too much?  Just the right amount?  What do you think?  Help us balance the privacy of a politician with the public’s “right to know.”



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