Tuesday, March 29, 2005

hard to swallow

Jesse Jackson has destroyed the last vestiges of any credibility he had managed to hang on to over the last several years. He has now publicly stated that he is in favor of having Terri Schiavo's feeding tube reinserted. He made some insipid comment about a feeding tube not being like a respirator, because "we all need sustenance." Apparently, if Terri was hooked up to a respirator that was oxygenating her blood instead of hooked up to a tube leaking nutrients into her digestive tract, it would be just fine to unplug it and let her suffocate. That would be humane. Disconnecting the feeding tube, however, is not. One can only assume that Jesse feels breathing is not a necessity.

Now, in fairness to Jesse, I admit I had this one girlfriend who could...


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