Meanwhile, former Senate majority counsel Julian Epstein was on Larry King tonight. He said Congress didn’t really want to save Terri Schiavo’s life. He was faxed a draft of the legislation in advance and said he told Congress staffers that the law wouldn’t work, but that there were options that could work. He said Congress could easily have assured the reinsertion of the feeding tube by writing an automatic stay into the law — or by creating new evidentiary rules. Congress’ refusal to do so, Julian says, means it knowingly passed a half-hearted law that wouldn’t work.
They once again got the political use out of the Christians without giving the Christians anything. How long can they keep that up? Apparently, forever.