Senator Harry Reid thus far has refused to comment about Johnson's condition:
Reid refused to comment on Johnson's medical condition, declining to even answer a question on whether the senator was conscious. "To me he looked very good," Reid said.Although I suppose any democrat Senator with a heartbeat would look "very good" to Reid at this point; regardless, Johnson's recovery will reportedly take "months." Johnson is at this time purportedly responding to voice and squeezing hands, but so was Terri Schiavo.
Don't get me wrong. I wish for Senator Tim Johnson a full and speedy recovery; and even if he were to fall into a " persistive vegetative state," I would not wish Schiavo's fate upon him.
But if things do go south for Johnson, will all those who were clamoring for Schiavo's demise have a sudden "come to Jesus" moment and pronounce Johnson not only well and cognizant, but capable of carrying on his duties as Senator?