Saturday, March 19, 2005


Peggy Noonan has words of warning to the GOP: let Peggy Schiavo live:
The supporters of Terri Schiavo's right to continue living have fought for her heroically, through the courts and through the legislatures. They're still fighting. They really mean it. And they have memories....

So politically this is a struggle between many serious people who really mean it and one, just one, strange-o. And the few bearded and depressed-looking academics he's drawn to his side.

It is not at all in the political interests of senators and congressmen to earn the wrath of the pro-Schiavo group and the gratitude of the anti-Schiavo husband, by doing nothing.

So let me write a sentence I never thought I'd write: Politicians, please, think of yourselves! Move to help Terri Schiavo, and no one will be mad at you, and you'll keep a human being alive. Do nothing and you reap bitterness and help someone die.

This isn't hard, is it?

No, one wouldn't think it's hard at all.

1 comment:

Chris said...

Thanks for the link, Alan. I think the thing that amazes me the most about this whole situation is that the media has steadfastly refused to examine the husband's motives -- from what I've seen that alone would destroy his credibility.

Hope everything is well with you and your preparations to go to India.