Paging Dr. Frist
This is how it goes:
Them: We will not rest until the autopsy results come out. Then we will know EVERYTHING! It will all come out!
[Autopsy results are released]
Them: The autopsy is meaningless! It means NOTHING!
Parents: We don't believe the results
Conspiracy! Bribery! Money! Lies! Look, over there, it's Bill Frist!
I'll start taking wagers now on when Bill Frist apologizes.
I've got NEVER for 200, Alex.
Update: Below is my further commentary (which is also posted in the comments, but not everyone reads all the comments and I thought I'd clarify a few things for the self absorbed people who assume that by "Sen. Frist" I meant THEM.
Hey, Dean? I didn't mention you, did I? I'm talking about a Senator who did an armchair analysis of Teri Schiavo, called it a professional medical opinion, then turned into a political cause, grandstanding his way through the whole circus. He is a United States Senator who made an absolute fool of the Senate with his antics. Yes, political antics.
How does this have anything to do with you, Dean? You post on your blog that I'm demanding an apology of YOU? No, I'm not. Stop seeing yourself in everything, Dean. This has nothing to do with you and it may come as a huge shock that I didn't even think about you when I wrote this post. I was thinking about Senator Frist. I never asked Teri's family and friends to apologize. Just Frist. So take your sanctimony and shove it.
Clark, here's why: When I blogged about this and explained in a very emotional and personal way why I felt the way I did, I was accused of being part of a culture of death. I was accused of wanting to murder someone just for political gain (with no explanation as to what that political gain was). I was accused of using Teri's plight to further my views on abortion (even though no one really knows what my views on abortion are) and I was accused of wanting to KILL a woman whose brain was working, who knew what was going on, who was cognizant of the world around her, who could follow a ball with her eyes. But she couldn't do any of those things, could she? My beliefs surrounding what should happen to Teri were born out of pure personal feeling and emotions and I made that very, very clear from the start. Yet I was called the most vile, vicous names. I was accused of horrible things because I wanted an aware, functional person (in their eyes) to die.
There were many, many people on both sides who used this to push a political or religious agenda. I'm not one of them.
I am not grandstanding or doing a victory dance over the autopsy. I am pointing out the sad fact that after all the waiting and all the talk about how the autopsy would prove everything once and for all, it has only furthered the ugliness with cries of bribery, conspiracy, etc. I didn't mention once in my post anything like "Yay, Teri's brain wasn't working, I was RIGHT!" I am angry at Frist for making such a remarkable jerk of himself while representing my country. That's it.