Monday, December 8, 2003

Jeb Was Wrong

According to a state-wide poll in Florida, the intervention by Gov. Jeb Bush and the Legislature into the Terri Schiavo case is met with overwhelming voter disapproval.

By nearly three to one, registered voters across religious, party and gender lines told pollsters they disagree with the intervention. While Bush and GOP legislators acted at the request of Terri Schiavo’s parents to keep their daughter alive by overruling the wishes of her husband and a court, an overwhelming number of the poll’s respondents believe that a spouse should determine whether an incapacitated person without a living will should be taken off life support.

Isn’t it interesting that the party that campaigns on “limited government” gets the headlines for barging their way into a family’s most private and intense agony.