Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Let It Go

So, now that Congress has unconstitutionally butted in to grant the federal courts jurisdiction, and the Florida District Court and the 11th Circuit have ruled against the parents (or if you are a "glass is half full" kind of person, ruled for Michael Schiavo), once again those Bushes can't keep there noses out of it, but this time it's a Jeb.

Apparently that cantankerous Tom Arnold look-a-like from the swampy south just wasn't happy being smacked down by Florida courts once... he wants to give it another try. That's right, Jeb says that a new "doctor" just "happened" to have reviewed Ms. Schiavo's case and has determined that she isn't in a persistant vegetative state, but rather is "most likely in a state of minimal consciousness." Here's my favorite part:
Cheshire reviewed Schiavo's medical records, watched videotapes and observed her at the hospice, but was not able to personally examine her, Department of Children and Families Secretary Lucy Hadi told reporters. (Emphasis Added by your humble blog author)
"Why the use of the derisive quotes around 'doctor?'" You may ask. Mostly because this "doctor" is such a medical wunderkind that he can diagnose a patient without actually examining them... that's some good docterin'.

But even if his medical conclusion isn't called into question... because of, oh I don't know, the suspicious stench lines of politics that hover over it... it is irrelevant. Florida courts have already had a trial on this, and the court concluded that the doctors who believed Ms. Schiavo was in a persistant vegetative state were more credible than the doctors who didn't... and those doctors even got to examine her.

So excuse me if I'm angry about this, but I am sick and tired of the political posturing over this case. Let it go. It's over. Foist your hypocrisy on something else.


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