Sunday, March 20, 2005


This interview with Michael Schiavo in the St. Petersburg Times is one of the most heartbreaking I have ever read. If anyone thinks he is uncaring about his wife and her condition, just read it. Here's a brief excerpt:
"Instead of worrying about my wife, who was granted her wishes by the state
courts the past seven years, they should worry about the pedophiles killing
young girls," Schiavo said, referring to a local case. "Why doesn't Congress
worry about people not having health insurance? Or the budget? Let's talk about
all the children who don't have homes."
He said U.S. House Majority Leader
Tom DeLay, who is leading a charge to extend Terri Schiavo's life, is a "little
slithering snake" pandering for votes.
"To make comments that Terri would
want to live, how do they know?" Schiavo said of the members of Congress who
want to keep his wife alive.
"Have they ever met her?" Schiavo said. "What
color are her eyes? What's her middle name? What's her favorite color? They
don't have any clue who Terri is. They should all be ashamed of themselves."

There are no winners here, no matter what happens. Just a family torn apart by a human tragedy and then invaded by politics.