Monday, May 26, 2008

Better Living Through Chemistry

From The New York Times:

Mr. McCain’s doctors reported that Mr. McCain takes a variety of medications:
simvastatin to control his cholesterol levels; hydrochlorothiazide for kidney stone prevention; aspirin for blood clot prevention; Zyrtec, an antihistamine as necessary for nasal allergies; Ambien CR, as necessary for sleep when traveling; and a multiple vitamin tablet.


I'll bet he also takes serious pain medication for his arthritis. And mood stablizers to keep that explosive temper in check.

Doctors tell us McCain enjoys good health for a man his age, and the various drugs he takes are those typically prescribed to a man his age.

The operative phrase is "a man his age". Paul Newman looks great for "a man his age" - but he ain't Brad Pitt.