I’m going to go off, and I can’t apologize for it.
God damn it, politicians, scratch that, Republicans–stop using Terry Schiavo as your political pawn. I don’t really give a damn whether she lives or dies, cold as that sounds. She’s obviously been kept alive and cared for for the past 15 years, and I’m sure she’d receive the same care if her tube was put back in. But this bull about the “sanctity of life” and “right to die” has got to stop.
Terri Schiavo is dead, and anyone who doesn’t get that is either a) an idiot, b) too emotionally involved to know better, or c) trying to profit in one form or another from the situation. I’m conservative, but I’m not some mindless automaton that thinks no one should die, no matter what. Her husband is right; all these little tricks and maneuvers are nothing short of thuggery.
Take note, Michigan reps; I won’t vote for anyone who decides to use this case as political stepping stone. You may think you energizing some perceived base of right-to-lifers, but you’re pissing off the rest of us.