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Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Schiavo Autopsy

Let's set aside for a moment the moral aspects of end of life issues. Because in light of information gained from the recent autopsy of Terry Schaivo, it is abundantly clear that Bill Frist, Tom DeLay, their friends in the GOP caucus and the Fox News propaganda machine were not interested in debating the moral issues in question. They must not have considered their arguments to be very sound, since instead of talking about actual moral issues at stake, they resorted to a campaign to lie to everyone who would listen about the specifics of Schiavo's condition. See, it makes it easier to build the mouthbreathers into a froth if they think that Terry's just sitting there minding her business, looking around the room, drinkin' a milkshake, whatever, than if she's actually brain dead. Which, of course, she was. In effect, instead of just shooting the free throw, the GOP tried to paint a new free throw line. They trotted out quack after absolute quack to slobber all over Fox News microphones. They made the disgraceful accusations that Mr. Schaivo (possibly?!?! could it be?!?! more on My Word with Jon Gibson!) was the one who put his wife in her condition in the first place. And let's not forget how Dr. Frist shamed himself, his profession, not to mention the entire scientific method by his ridiculous "TV diagnosis." All this, of course, to try to prop up the bald faced lie that Terry was completely lucid, that if you just put your ear close to her mouth and listened long enough she'd ask you to grab her a burrito.

Diane said...

Ayup, you got it. And Frist did this for politics, not medicine. How low is that?

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