Accordingly, we were sad to read this today:
It can be boring when someone talks about themselves. Today I'll take the risk.
I know I get into scraps and sometimes overstep the mark in clipping my opponents - and there's always a few of them waiting impatiently for my demise.
They may not have to wait too much longer. I was diagnosed a year ago with the killing kind of cancer.
I'm only sharing this as the news seems to be getting out and some people seem to think I'll soon be taking to my bed and softening my political views.
No such luck, I'm afraid. Most cancer sufferers think they can beat the odds. Why should I be any different?
If there's one guy who we'd put money on to fight cancer to the bitter end, it's Matt McCarten. As we noted above, we don't share his views on political matters or on the distribution of wealth, but we unhestitatingly wish him well on the road back to health. Kia kaha Matt.