Bush Throws In The Towel

From Holden:

The Texas Air National Guard, Arbusto Oil, and now the Culture of Life – Georgie gives up easily, doesn’t he?

President Bush suggested Wednesday that he and Congress had done their best to help Terri Schiavo’s parents prolong her life, and the White House said it has no further legal options.

“We felt like the actions taken with Congress was the best course of action,” Bush said.

He spoke during a news conference with his counterparts from Canada and Mexico.

White House spokesman Scott McClellan later said, “There really are not other legal options available to us.”

“We have explored all our options previously,” McClellan said.


Asked what avenues might remain, Bush said, “Now we’ll watch the courts make (their) decisions. But we looked at all options from the executive branch perspective.”

“This is an extraordinary and sad case,” he added.

Yes, it is sad. But extraordniary? The response to this post indicates that the Schiavo case is not all that “extraordinary”. Many people have faced a similar crisis without help from the Republican Party. As our medical knowledge increases I expect many more will find themselves in this “extraordinary” situation.