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Bush Congress Schiavo and Hypocrisy

Thanks to Guav for the proof of bizarre hypocrisy in the GOP today.
Congress is about to pass legislation to "save" the life of the permanent vegetable Terry Schiavo. Every doctor who has ever examined her in the past decade came to the conclusion that she, as a functioning human being, is gone. She is not alive except in a strictly mechanical definition. Yet Congress is going to pass a law that addresses her specifically. Bizarre enough.
The President cut off his vacation (one of thousands he seems to take since becoming the most overpaid chief executive in the history of this country) in order to be sure to be in Washington to sign this critical piece of legislation.
Just this past week, because of legislation that Governor Bush signed into law in Texas years ago, a baby died after being taken off life support. Unlike the Schiavo case, there is no family member begging for the baby to be allowed to die and other members begging for the baby to be kept alive. Now, this baby was born with a fatal disease, but even so - the doctors got to override the family's wishes period. Nobody in Washington wanted to take up any special legislation for this child. What's the difference? Are they still concerned with looking good in the swing state of Florida, but Texas will vote for the GOP even if they fielded Beelzebub for office?

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scarcrest
Mar. 20th, 2005 08:18 pm (UTC)
Well, you gotta remember...
The Texas child was black, and Terri Schiavo is a white woman whose parents have Catholic leaders on their side, so one "life" has a lot more political pull than the other.

Cynical? Me? The bastards always prove me right, though.
andysocial
Mar. 20th, 2005 08:33 pm (UTC)
Re: Well, you gotta remember...
I'm sure that it is all just a coincidence. Nobody actually buys politicians in this day and age. Nope, all those political moves are completely free of any sort of corruption, bias, or taint.
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