What can we say about Terri and Felos? And the pope?

I’m sure I’m not the first person to say this – I haven’t looked around the blogosphere yet, but I’m quite certain that someone has beaten me to it.


He is not swallowing well.

He is not talking.

He is not walking.

Whew, I am SO GLAD he’s the pope and is at least being treated respectfully, that he is not some poor woman in Florida with a lawyer going in and out of the room giving reports about her “serene and beautiful death,” complete with details of urine output and morphine suppositories.

And I am so incredibly angry and unhappy that I had to just write that line as a truth of what is happening to Terri Schiavo. “Death with Dignity,” my ass. Last year, when Mel Gibson released The Passion of the Christ, Andrew Sullivan – among others – called it “pornography.”

Everytime I see Felos give one of his jaunty, upbeat interviews which leave out no detail to guard this woman’s dignity, I think: Pornography.

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