Tuesday, March 22, 2005

The love that dare not speak its name?

Estranged husband of Terri, Michael Schiavo got a little huffy over the weekend when it appeared his court-supported killing of his wife may get DeLayed.
PINELLAS PARK - Angered by the latest political developments in Washington, Michael Schiavo said Saturday that it isn't just the Florida governor who should visit his wife to learn about the case.

Jeb Bush's brother, President Bush, should visit Terri Schiavo, too, he said.

"Come down, President Bush," Schiavo said in a telephone interview. "Come talk to me. Meet my wife. Talk to my wife and see if you get an answer. Ask her to lift her arm to shake your hand. She won't do it."

She won't, Schiavo said, because she can't.

He made a similar offer to the governor last week, saying lawmakers interferring in his wife's life know nothing about the case. So far, Gov. Bush hasn't responded to the offer.

President Bush has indicated he will sign any federal legislation to keep Terri Schiavo alive.

Weary after an emotional visit with his wife, Schiavo said he is astonished that politicians want to interfere in such a private matter.

"Instead of worrying about my wife, who was granted her wishes by the state courts the past seven years, they should worry about the pedophiles killing young girls," Schiavo said, referring to a local case. "Why doesn't Congress worry about people not having health insurance? Or the budget? Let's talk about all the children who don't have homes."

He said U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, who is leading a charge to extend Terri Schiavo's life, is a "little slithering snake" pandering for votes.

"To make comments that Terri would want to live, how do they know?" Schiavo said of the members of Congress who want to keep his wife alive.

"Have they ever met her?" Schiavo said. "What color are her eyes? What's her middle name? What's her favorite color? They don't have any clue who Terri is. They should all be ashamed of themselves."

Schiavo said he was going to stay at his wife's side through the entire ordeal and said he wouldn't back down in his fight to have her wishes carried out.

"Terri died 15 years ago," Schiavo said, referring to the collapse and cardiac arrest that doctors say virtually destroyed her brain. "It's time for her to be with the Lord like she wanted to be."
So committed is Michael to his vow of "until death do us part," that he wants her dead, now. Afterall bigamy being a crime in the US, he can't marry is fiance while Terri has a heartbeat. Once Terri is in a casket, the kids he has with his fiance will become "legitimate."

Are we to believe, Michael, that you loved your wife so much that you've fought for ten years to grant her "wish" of not being kept alive through a feeding tube while you live with another woman? You expect us to believe that Terri felt so incredibly strong about not wanting to live in a decreased state that she never took the 10 minutes to fill out this form to make her intentions clear? You expect us to take your word for it?

Which is it, Michael? You can't have it both ways. You say "she died 15 years ago." That would explain your remarkably quick mourning and fathering of a couple kids, but it wouldn't explain why you feel this need to help your legal "wife" fulfill her wish to die a painful death. Your care for her is so deep that you've denied standard testing to assess her chances of recovery when she's shown documented progress in speaking and motor movement?

What does Terri know that you're afraid we'll find out, Michael? You seem awfully defensive about the prospect of her health and it's a little inconvenient that you have no hope for her recovery now that you've won the medical malpractice suit. Seems awfully strange to me that her condition was enough to sue and win over $1 million, but now that same condition isn't enough to keep you from killing her. Feel that thing digging into the back of your skull, Michael? It's called a conscience.

Why didn't you just divorce her and allow her parents and the private funding they have to make an attempt to rehabilitate her? You could move on, like you haven't already, and leave Terri in the past. Don't try to use that "love" thing again, Michael, if this is what you call "love," I feel horrible for your new fiance and kids. You're acting like a man afraid, Michael. You're dripping with guilt over the strange circumstances of a 20 year old having a heart attack- which you're asking us to believe. You're on record as having evidence her condition will improve, so what are you worried her first words will be when she utters her first sentence, Michael?

You're a sorry excuse for a man, Michael. You give testosterone a bad name.

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