I hear that they're expecting a freeze in hell

I've often stated that I'll agree with Neal Boortz "when hell freezes over". I actually agree with his take on the Terri Schiavo case. Up until a couple of days ago I didn't know too many of the details. Now that it's been thrust upoon us in the recent media frenzy I thought I should see what all the fuss is about and have read quite a bit about it.

Apparently now the GOP and Tom DeLay want to determine the outcome of this case. To hear them tell it, they (her husband and those "activist judges") want to murder this happy, healthy, vivacious woman because her husband wants to get rid of her and get rich. Then Dr Frist puts in his two cents. He said "I question it (Terri's condition) based on a review of the video footage ...."

His comments raised eyebrows in medical and political circles alike. It is not every day that a high-profile physician relies on family videotapes to challenge the diagnosis of doctors who examined a severely brain-damaged patient in person.

Some medical professionals questioned the appropriateness of Frist challenging court-approved doctors who have treated Schiavo. "It is extremely unusual -- and by a non-neurologist, I might add," Zoloth said in an interview.

Were Frist rendering an official medical judgment, she said, relying on an "amateur video" could raise liability issues. After 15 years, "there should be no confusion about the medical data, and that's what was so surprising to me about Dr. Frist disagreeing about her medical status," Zoloth said.

At a recent news conference, this exchange took place:
George: You're a doctor. Do you think tears and sweat can transmit HIV"
Frist: I don't know...I can tell you..
George: You don't know?
Frist: I can tell you things like,like..condoms..
George: You believe that tears and sweat might be able to transmit aids?
At least now we know why Frist changed careers.

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