12 Things We've Learned From The Schiavo Case
This amazing exercise in hypocrisy and political grandstanding hasn't been all bad. Thankfully, conservative politicians have educated the rest of us on the real facts of the Schiavo case. Here are the TOP 12 things I've learned. Ken
1. Jeb Bush, George W. Bush, and Tom Delay are all world renowned neurologists.
2. Mike Schiavo is after money which is why he turned down 1 million dollars and 10 million dollars to sign over guardianship.
3. Congress and the State Legislature of Florida has nothing better to do than pry into the private medical affairs of others.
4. Pulling life support is bad in Florida when authorized by the legal next-of-kin, but pulling life support is good in Texas when you run out of money and the mother pleads not to pull the plug on her baby. [True story, and Bush originally signed the law as governor]
5. Medical diagnoses are best performed by watching highly edited videotape made by Randall Terry rather than in person by trained physicians.
6. Minimum wage making nursing assistants are more qualified to diagnose a persistent vegetative state than experienced neurologists.
7. 15 years in the same persistent state is not really enough time to make an accurate diagnosis.
8. Marriage is the most sacred of all unions, except when it isn't.
9. Interfering in a family's private tragedy is a great reason to cut short a vacation, but getting a memo that warns a known terrorist is "determined to strike inside the US" is cause to relax and finish up some R&R.
10. Pro-lifers are really compassionate people which is why they are hoping that Michael Schiavo dies a horrible painful death.
11. 7 Supreme Court Justices were appointed by republican presidents, so it's Clinton's fault.
12. A judge who makes rulings based on the law is obviously an atheist, liberal, democratic activist even though he is actually a conservative, republican, Southern Baptist.
and just to make it a baker's dozen:
13. The $1,000,000 court settlement that paid for Terri's medical care these past 12 years has been a great blessing, which is why medical malpractice lawsuits must be stopped and $200,000 caps should be placed on judgements.