3.21.2005

Bush signs law on right-to-die case

UPDATE: It just occurred to me that Bush ended his vacation early so he could jet back to D.C. and sign this mess into law. I wonder why the following situations didn't warrant the same attention:

1. The tsunami victims -- More than 100,000 people died in the worst natural disaster of our lifetime. Millions were left homeless. It happened just after Christmas and hit hard our staunch ally, Thailand. (Many, many Muslims were devastated by this disaster.) Bush couldn't be bothered to step outside for FIVE minutes and offer his heartfelt sympathy to an event that had the rest of the world riveted and shocked. It took Bush DAYS to do anything, even after his aides had bungled our first offer of aid.

2. Investigating 9/11 with Congress -- Bush spent months hemming and hawing and avoiding having to meet with the bipartisan panel trying to look into the worst attack on US soil in history. He finally, grudgingly, spent a few hours but insisted he appear with Cheney by his side, cause they were busy and needed to get this over with.

3. Heck, 9/11 itself -- On the day of the worst attack on US soil in our history, Bush spent hours and hours flying around the country when he could have just spent a few minutes to get in front of a camera and reassure the nation that he was in charge and we'd get through this.

4. Military funerals -- Bush is the first President in US history during wartime (and presumably peacetime as well) who has refused to attend a SINGLE military funeral to honor one of our fallen soldiers. It's not just the couple of hours he can't be bothered to spend; Bush thinks it would be bad politics to remind people that young men and women die in war, so why bother honoring them? They can take a hit on the battlefield, but Bush won't risk taking a hit in the polls. And if things are going so swimmingly in Iraq, why does he STILL refuse to honor our military?

Via AMERICAblog
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President Bush said: "Today I signed into law a bill that will allow federal courts to hear a claim by or on behalf of Terri Schiavo for violation of her rights.
The courts and a team of doctors have already determined that Terri will never recover from the persistent vegetative state she is in. According to her husband and her closest friends, Terri never would have wanted to be in the position she is now in.

Don't let Congress fool you into thinking that their motivation for intervening is Terri's rights. What happened to her right to die and not be kept alive artificially? Here is their true motivation:
ABC News has obtained talking points circulated among Republican senators explaining why they should vote to intervene in the Schiavo case. Among them: "This is an important moral issue and the pro-life base will be excited..." and "This is a great political issue... this is a tough issue for Democrats."
Seems to me that the Republican members of Congress feel a special kinship to Terri. They all seem to be in a persistent vegetative state as well.

4 comments:

Mixter said...

Please check this out: http://watchingthewatchers.org/index.php?p=455

Why we should really be concerned about the Schiavo case.

Mixter

Mixter said...

Please check this out: http://watchingthewatchers.org/index.php?p=455

Why we should really be concerned about the Schiavo case...

Mixter

Mixter said...

Please check this out: http://watchingthewatchers.org/index.php?p=455

Why we should really be concerned about the Schiavo case...

Mixter

Mixter said...

Sorry about going "comment happy!" I didn't think it clicked the first two times!

Mix