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.”