Saturday, March 19, 2005

Terry Schiavo - Republican Talking Point

"ABC News obtained talking points circulated among Senate Republicans explaining why they should vote to intervene in the Schiavo case. Among them, that it is an important moral issue and the 'pro-life base will be excited,' and that it is a 'great political issue — this is a tough issue Democrats.'" Tom DeLay is grandstanding like a champion - it might be his last chance to act morally superior before going to jail for corruption.

It promises to be an ugly, dispiriting week, full of terrible accusations hurled by both sides who don't trust the other's motives (witness my refusal above to allow for the chance that Tom DeLay is acting out of sincere concern for human life - but we all know I'm correct, don't we?).

If anybody wants to get calm, objective information on the case, I highly recommend Abstract Appeal - up-to-date news here, and thorough background information here. Matt Conigliaro, a Florida lawyer, deserves huge kudos for his presentation of Florida law and the Schiavo case in a manner that's understandable, accessible, and interesting to everyone.


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