Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Schiavo Autopsy Confirms Frist's Idiocy


The results of Terry Schiavo's autopsy, released earlier today, support her husband’s position about her 'vegetative' state. The autopsy also confirms, without a doubt, that Republican Senator Bill Frist (M.D.) is a complete flippin' idiot. In one of the lowest and most thinly veiled political gambits of the year Frist stood in front of the Senate and made a 'diagnosis' based solely on a family video. With his beady little eyes focused right on the 2008 Presidential Primaries the arrogant bastard stated that Florida doctors had erred in saying that Terry Schiavo was in a "persistent vegetative state." and that:
"She certainly seems to respond to visual stimuli." - MSNBC.com
Clearly, Frist intended to gain the favour (and votes) of conservative activists who were fighting against a court's injunction to remove her feeding tube. Dr. Frist, if you can be called that, the proverbial cat is out of the bag. The autopsy report concluded that:
...she was in a persistent vegetative state, finding that she had massive and irreversible brain damage...It also found no evidence that she was strangled or otherwise abused...she was blind, because the "vision centers of her brain were dead," and that her brain was about half of its expected size when she died 13 days following the feeding tube's removal. "The brain weighed 615 grams, roughly half of the expected weight of a human brain," he said. "This damage was irreversible, and no amount of therapy or treatment would have regenerated the massive loss of neurons."- CNN.com
The peddling of medical opinions for conservative favour is reprehensible. Bill Frist's license to practice should be revoked, he should be kicked out of the Senate and, in my opinion, the self-righteous bonehead should be publicly flogged.

2 Comments:

At 00:33, Anonymous steph said...

Although I feel terrible this woman's dignity was made into a farce by certain politicians and sensationalistic media outlets, I'm going to risk sounding like a jerk and say that I think the whole Shiavo case is symptonmatic of the diseased individualism rampant in the U.S. and even the Western world. Although I think euthanasia is an important ethical topic, all I ask is: Do you think those mourning Christians care as much about thousands of Iraqis or Africans who die from unjust causes such as starvation or malaria? hmmmm...

 
At 16:08, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a completely irrelevant question. And, yes, you sound like a jerk.

 

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