Howard Ghoul – The Quality of Mercy is more than Strained

The Other Club noted on 27-March that Terri Schaivo’s plight had given many Americans many reasons to contemplate many things:

If Terri Schiavo’s imminent death inspires any long term benefit, it will certainly not be the heightened awareness of living wills the MSM is chattering about at the moment.

If her death can make a contribution to posterity, we could hope for a re-examination of ethics and the law.

Many of us have a nagging feeling there is something wrong with this result; this legal and ethical process.

Almost everyone will agree that the political point scoring, by all sides, is grotesque.

We all feel the clammy hand of the state caressing our own secret dignity.

Emphasis added.

Yesterday, we witnessed Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean making the worst of Terri’s death in order to score some political points.

Not only that, but he assures us he intends to score some more in the future. Speaking in West Hollywood, California, Dean said:

“We’re going to use Terri Schiavo later on,”…

“This is going to be an issue in 2006, and it’s going to be an issue in 2008, because we’re going to have an ad with a picture of Tom DeLay saying, ‘Do you want this guy to decide whether you die or not? Or is that going to be up to your loved ones?’ ”

Emphasis added again.

Thanks, Howard, but the chance that you and I might be related in some obscure, 4th-cousin twice-removed-for-tracking-mud-on-the-rug way makes me think I’ll go with Tom.

At least he isn’t trying to make tawdry political points while dancing on this poor woman’s grave.

Shame Howard, shame! Keep your sick, clammy thoughts to yourself.

I’m only surprised we weren’t treated an EAAAAGGGHHH! announcing the imminent closing of your sorry pie-hole.