Awkward Timing For CQ Event

A month ago, CQ planned and announced a May 21 event entitled “CQ Forum on Health: Innovations in Cancer Research.”

Which made the very sad news of Sen. Ted Kennedy’s cancer a bit awkward for them since, well, he was one of the scheduled keynote speakers.

Hence the sudden change in Kennedy’s status in a revised invite, distributed yesterday:

>UPDATE: CQ’s Greg Hamilton sent out this notice to employees yesterday:

    Folks,

    I’ve received a few questions from staff about the event invitation below. As you’ll see, Sen. Kennedy is listed as “invited” on the invitation.

    Given his health, Martina Hone called Kennedy’s office and asked if they wanted us to remove him from the invitation. The office asked her to keep him on it.

    If you get any inquiries about this, please let them know the situation.

    Thanks for your help.

    Greg