Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Jack Kemp Has Cancer

Former Bills QB Kemp has cancer

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The office of Jack Kemp said the former housing secretary, congressman and Buffalo Bills quarterback has been diagnosed with cancer.

A statement issued Wednesday in Buffalo says Kemp is undergoing tests to assess the origin of the disease and the best treatment.

The statement did not address the type of cancer.

The 73-year-old Kemp says he will continue to serve as chairman of his Washington-based Kemp Partners consulting firm and will remain involved in charitable and political work.

After his football career, Kemp represented western New York for nine terms in Congress.

He ran unsuccessfully for president in 1988, then later was President George H.W. Bush's housing secretary, and ran for vice president as Bob Dole's running mate.

Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

Now I know that Jack Kemp was one of the Fathers of one of the dumbest economic theories of all times and Brother are we paying the price for it. But he's always struck me as a good guy. I wish him the best and send him and his famly my Thoughts and Prayers.

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