A southwestern perspective
Off topic but -- apparently it was a slow news day, and so the media is grousing about not being told sooner that the Laura Bush had a form of skin cancer.
Hello, people... it's sunny in Texas and Arizona. You go in annually to have those frozen off. If one gets past that it's time to cut it away (I've had it done -- you can tell people it's a bayonet wound you took before you killed, depending on your age, that suicide bomber or VC or North Korean or Kraut. Stay away from the last three unless you have grey hair). When the doc cuts one away he tells you it was pre-pre-cancerous, so it sounds serious enough to merit his fee.
This is about as hot a piece of news as the fact that she took her car in for emissions inspection.