Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Johnson v. Schiavo?...just wondering...

Just wondering, that is, how long it would be before those who called for the death of Terri Schiavo, would prescribe the same "cure" for Senator Tim Johnson, should he fall into a similar condition.

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?