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DeLay...Do as I say, not as I do.

The LA Times reported that DeLay took his own father off life support in 1988, allowing him to die. Oh, the hypocrisy! His father was being kept alive by intravenous tubes and a ventilator, and his family was told that he would essentially be a vegetable the rest of his life.

"The Times noted similarities between the DeLay and Schiavo cases: “Both stricken patients were severely brain damaged. Both were incapable of surviving without continuing medical assistance. Both were said to have expressed a desire to be spared life sustained by machine. And neither left a living will."

Oh, and where have all the Republican legislature support gone? "Republican responses, including those of President Bush and Bill Frist, the Senate majority leader, have become muted in the face of the legal setbacks and of polls that show overwhelming disapproval of congressional intervention as well as a perception among the public that lawmakers attempting it were motivated by politics. A CBS News poll released Thursday found that 82 percent of respondents believed that the president and Congress should stay out of the case, while 13 percent thought they should intervene." From here.

In other words, conservatives assumed that the public would support the federal government's involvement to save this one woman's life. When they saw the public is against them, they separated themselves completely from a sinking boat. But this wasn't a political stance. They haven't turned this sad and unfortunately situation into a political circus for their personal agenda. Shame on all the politicians for turning a personal tragedy into a public affair. And shame on the media for playing along.


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