Friday, April 01, 2005

Hungry, Hungry Hypocrite

Let us take a look at "Parsidint" Bush's statements about the death of Terry Schiavo:

I urge all those who honor Terri Schiavo to continue to work to build a culture of life, where all Americans are welcomed and valued and protected, especially those who live at the mercy of others.
Except , I guess, for the 152 people executed in Texas while Bush was governor, the 1710 coalition soldiers killed in Iraq, and the tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians killed in the war.
The essence of civilization is that the strong have a duty to protect the weak.
That is of course, except for the working poor, poor Americans, um people who aren't rich, poor children, sick people injured by shitty products from big, rich corporations, sick people injured by malpractice, poor people who need to file for bankruptcy, hell, ANYONE who needs to file for bankruptcy... do I even need to go on?
In cases where there are serious doubts and questions, the presumption should be in the favor of life.
Except, again, in any of these cases. But I'm sure Bush took every precaution to make sure he erred on the side of life. Right? Right?!

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