Vox Day tears into the Bush brothers for their inaction in the Terri Schiavo case:
While the brothers Bush may not have found it within their executive powers to prevent a woman from being legally starved to death, they did manage to con an entire nation into thinking that they did not act because they could not.
This is most unfortunate, because it is quite clear that neither George Bush nor his brother Jeb ever had any intention of saving Mrs. Schiavo from death by starvation. Like Pontius Pilate, they engaged in meaningless political machinations intended to deflect the blame from themselves while pretending that they were helpless to act. A simple executive order from either man would have sufficed to see the woman fed; the notion that the president has too much respect for either the 10th Amendment or the separation of powers doctrine to act is simply laughable.
Bingo. Remember Elian Gonzalez?
Don’t believe the conservative commentators who’ll claim that the Bush brothers’ hands were tied by law. They weren’t tied; George and Jeb were busy washing them.
What’s chilling, however, is that Vox sees this inaction as motivated by economics rather than politics:
This is not a Democrat or Republican thing ?