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Four Color Politics

Mainly the Quotes of the Morning, with occasional Other Crap.

Monday, March 21, 2005

Quotes of the Morning

"Mrs. Schiavo's life is not slipping away ¯it is being violently wrenched from her body in an act of medical terrorism."
-Tom Delay, March 18, 2005

“President Bush's dramatic return to deal with the Terri Schiavo case was seen as a powerful embrace of the ‘culture of life’ issues of religious conservatives.”
-New York Times, March 21, 2005

“Let me get this straight. Dubya, who couldn’t be troubled for several days to deal with the tsunami that cost over 100,000 people dead and millions homeless, rushed home to deal with the case of a woman with no higher brain (not higher brain function.. no higher brain. Portions of her brain have atrophied and been replaced with fluid). That is to say that Dubya, who started a ‘pre-emptive’ war that has cost over 1,500 Americans, and over 100,000 Iraqis, their lives, felt compassion for a brain dead woman whose husband wants her to die with dignity, and he decided to show that compassion by supporting overriding the courts and supporting legislation that will keep her plugged in, against what her husband states were her wishes, until she dies a ‘natural’ death.
If he showed one one-millionth of the concern for that living that he does for the brain dead I would be impressed.
Oh, and Delay making the husband a ‘terrorist’ was a nice one too.”

“By making the right choices, we can make the right choice for our future.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, Dallas, Texas, Jul. 18, 2003

“My six years as governor of Texas have been invaluable to me as I carry out my duties as the presidency.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, Washington, D.C., Feb. 27, 2005

Texas law allows hospitals to discontinue life-sustaining care, even if a patient's family members disagree. A doctor's recommendation must be approved by a hospital's ethics committee, and the family must be given 10 days from written notice of the decision to try and locate another facility for the patient. Texas Children's said it contacted 40 facilities with newborn intensive care units, but none would accept Sun.”
-Houston Chronicle, March 16, 2005, (emphasis added)

“The baby wore a cute blue outfit with a teddy bear covering his bottom. The 17-pound, nearly 6-month-old boy wiggled with eyes open, his mother said, and smacked his lips.
Then at 2 p.m. Tuesday, a medical staffer at Texas Children's Hospital gently removed the breathing tube that had kept Sun Hudson alive since his birth Sept. 25. Cradled by his mother, he took a few breaths, and died.”
-Houston Chronicle, March 16, 2005

“Sun Hudson was 6 months old. Never heard of him? I wonder why not.. Of course, he wasn’t the center of a media circus. He wasn’t made into a big political centerpiece. And he was black. Why didn’t Bush leave his vacation for Sun?”


Blogger Bigtooth said...

Where did the item about her brain atrophying come from? It's something I haven't heard anywhere else--not that I'm surprised it doesn't make the news, just that I'm curious.

5:35 PM  

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