By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers
Could a president be seriously ill in the 21st century and still cover it up amid mass media scrutiny? Yes, says Steven Lomazow, coauthor of the new book FDR's Deadly Secret. "The highest importance for national security is the health of the leader," the neurologist tells our Suzi Parker. "Anyone doing espionage wants to know the health of the leader." Secrecy certainly worked for FDR, who Lomazow argues shouldn't have considered a fourth term because of a brain tumor. Lomazow recently discovered a letter in which FDR's daughter confides that her father suffered brain hemorrhages, or bursting blood vessels, during his visits to Yalta and Tehran and that he was unconscious for up to three minutes at a time.