Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Politics makes strange bedfellows

Did you ever think you'd see the day when Jeb Bush, Jessie Jackson, George W. Bush, and the Pope were all on the same side of an issue?

Apparently Jessie Jackson is courting the pro-life crowd, or heck, just finally decided that he'd been out of the spotlight too long and needed some TV time. He showed up in Florida (was probably on vacation and realized he hadn't been on TV in 48 hours), to protest the treatment of Terri Schiavo. Her husband wouldn't give him permission to visit with Terri, but he prayed with the family.

That having been said, for once, I actually agree with Jessie. I'll give him props for showing up in what looks to be a pretty difficult place right now. Nothing legally can be done, and it looks like the police are guarding the hospice where she's staying tighter than Fort Knox.

Maybe now would be a good time to suggest that perhaps the police should re-think their resource allotment. Granted, a judge ordered all this, but wouldn't a bank robbery in Pinellas Park damage more people? Or a kidnapping? Or a mugging? Ok, I've never been to Pinellas Park, so I don't know much about it, but you'd think that the police would have better things to do than to beat up protesters who try to enter the hospice with water. But what the hell do I know?

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