The room went silent for quite some time, aside from those, that is, who upon hearing the news were moved to weep openly.
"She's so young!" blubbered a visibly shaken female senator, whose Kleenex was rapidly turning mascara saturated purple.
"But wait, there's good news!" added miss Mathews, causing the crowd to immediately perk-up in their seats. "Thanks to Dr. Burns and the staff here at Pinocchio Memorial, I'm happy to say that my disease is now in full remission!"
- D.W. Steep: St. Pinocchio Memorial - Where politicians go for career health care -