A new level of political farce has descended upon Washington, as the GOP aims to reassure its base that they are right with God. Meanwhile, Democrats scared about all that talk of "moral values" last November have been very timid.
Today the House and Senate are returning from recess to promote a federal law that pertains to one citizen out of 290,000,000. (This is after subpoenas of the comatose Schiavo and talk of holding a Congressional hearing in her hospice room.) President Bush plans to return from Texas to sign the bill tomorrow, riding in on the steed of Jesus to rescue our callous culture. The only hope is for a brave Democrat to call this shameful farce for what it is: Heartless political exploitation of a family tragedy.
If Helen or I are ever in a permanent vegetative state, our New York residence will come in handy. Rick Santorum and Tom Delay will be happy to just let us die.