It’s too soon to tell, but I’m encouraged by this.
Peter Wallsten a writer for the Times is damn near blind and refuses to play the victim even though he could get some great mileage from it:
Wallsten said Bush called his cell phone later in the day to apologize and tell him that he didn't know he had the disease. Wallsten said he interrupted and told the president that no apology was necessary and that he didn't feel offended since he hadn't told anyone at the White House about his condition.
"He said, `I needle you guys out of affection,'" Wallsten said. "I said, 'I understand that, but I don't want you to treat me any differently because of this.'"
My faith in humankind has been restored.