Monday, April 18, 2005

Double Standards

A couple weeks ago, the liberal media hacks went nuts over a memo written by a republican staffer. The memo, mentioned that the Terri Schiavo story was "a great political issue." The left then took aim at the republicans and chastised them for using an innocent woman for political gain. (Too bad they couldn't see clear to save said innocent woman from a long and arduous death.)

The memo was first reported March 18 by ABC News' Linda Douglass on "World News Tonight with Peter Jennings." It referred to the battle over the removal of the feeding tube from Schiavo, a severely brain-damaged Florida woman, as "a great political issue."

I agree to an extent. It is bad taste to use the Terri Schiavo case purely for political points. However, we are talking about politicians here. Many of them will say anything to get elected. I am more interested in the character of the person making the claim. So, if a politician jumped on the Schiavo bandwagon, but their voting history, and their speeches don't show a consistent record on such issues, the one issue doesn't mean very much.

Anyway, back to the double standard. Our favorite screaming meanie, Howard Dean, that paragon of centrist politics, took a crack at the Schiavo issue too. (Site requires registration. BTW, I tried to find it in any other site that did not require registration, but guess what, I can't find it yet.)

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean said Friday that his party would wield the Terri Schiavo case against Republicans in the 2006 and 2008 elections, but for now needed to stay focused battling President Bush on Social Security.

Now I am waiting for all the liberal hacks to run about screaming bloody murder that Dean would dare use the case of an innocent woman for political gain.



Guess I will be waiting for a long time.