Really, really more than you want to know.

Some people just don’t have the guts to go into politics.

Steve Rose_0According to an article in the Kansas City Star, Steve Rose is “boweling out” of his run for the United States Congress. According to Mr. Rose’s statement to his supporters:

“It is with deep regret and tremendous disappointment that I must report to you today that my G.I. doctor has pulled the plug on my Congressional campaign.

“As you may know, I have suffered from Crohn’s Disease for more than 40 years. It has been dormant for the past ten. In the past 10 days, however, under the extraordinary stress of the campaign, I have had a major flare-up.

“I won’t go into the gory details of inflammatory bowel disease, but suffice it to say I have lost a lot of blood and seven pounds in that short period. The doctor says if I keep it up, I can look forward possibly to surgery.”

Congrats, Mr. Rose. You are today’s oversharer and our first politician on the site!

Posted: September 26th, 2009 | 4 Comments »
  • http://www.elfworld.org/ Elf

    What is the oversharing part here? In fact, he doesn't share as much as he could have. I think the newspaper's headline was tacky, but other than that, I really don't see what the problem is.

  • http://writervixen.typepad.com/writer_vixen_explains_it_/ Writer Vixen

    Elf, your comment cracked me up!

    The fact that you DON'T find it ironic that Mr. Rose states that he “won't go into the gory details of inflammatory bowel disease” and then proceeds to do exactly that, is precisely the same mentality that creates the inappropriate overshare. OF COURSE you don't see what the problem is!

    Hilarious. 😉

  • http://www.wearecrohns.org/ brenda

    umm .. writer vixen? No, he did NOT go into the gory details .. there are many and they range from embarrassing to excruciating …

    He did NOT overshare …

  • http://www.wearecrohns.org/ brenda

    umm .. writer vixen? No, he did NOT go into the gory details .. there are many and they range from embarrassing to excruciating …

    He did NOT overshare …

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