Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Any regrets, Sue?
Over the past year, a number of politicians, including Sen. Bill Frist, who infamously diagnosed Terri Schiavo on the floor of the US Senate after watching a video, and Senator Mel Martinez, whose staff called the Schiavo suffering "a great political issue", have said they were wrong for getting involved. But Sue has remained silent. So we're asking Sue today, on this anniversary: Do you regret your vote last year? If you had the chance to do it over again, would you take the same vote now?
To be sure, end-of-life issues are incredibly difficult and fraught with emotion. But they're decisions that need to be made by the family in consultation with the patient's physicians. They should never become political fodder for the House of Representatives. We think that it's time for Sue to apologize to the people of the 19th for her vote last year. Why not give her a call today (202-225-5441) or send her a fax (202-225-3289) to let her know you haven't forgotten?
Take19 Press Release
Then, it was discoverd that, oops, Tom Delay made the same decision years earlier concerning his father that they excoriated Michael Shiavo for making concerning his wife...
Political hypocrisy at its worst...and Sue was right there Butting in with Tom Delay.
Well, according to Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Sandra Day O'Connor, both have received death threats at the hands of the Delay/Cornyn fan base. Nice results. Nice that Sue Kelly has thrown in with Republicans who incite violence against the Supreme Court. Nice that we can vote this year.
It was the Republicans who wanted the judges to become activists and replace their own views with what the law says.