Thursday, March 31, 2005

Beyond irony. Way-y-y beyond.

From Political Site of the Day (PSoTD):
Beyond. any. sense. of. irony.

President Discusses Schiavo

"In cases where there are serious doubts and questions, the presumption should be in the favor of life."
Among Bush's accomplishments
  • Most Americans killed in war since the Presidency of Richard M. Nixon.
  • Most noncombatants killed by American forces since at least Bush's Dad, if not before.
  • Most death row inmates put to death under any Governor in the history of the United States.
  • First war started by America under proven wrong reasons in which there were considerable doubts since the Spanish-American War.
Update, Suicide-by-Governor:

Governor Jeb Bush:
"I still firmly believe that human life is a gift and a mystery, and that its mystery is most evident at its beginning and ending. May all of us whose hearts were moved during the life of Terri Schiavo grow in wisdom at its ending," said Governor Bush in a statement sent to the Governor's e-mail list shortly after Schiavo passed away.
Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty:
"I certainly hope Governor Bush has gained some wisdom about the value of life -- all life," said Abe Bonowitz, director of Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (FADP). "We hope and pray that he will now adopt a consistently pro-life policy."

"Suicide-by-Governor is getting very popular in Florida," said FADP Director Abe Bonowitz, noting that five of the last eight Florida executions were of prisoners who waived their appeals and asked to be killed. So far Governor Bush has overseen the execution of 16 prisoners, seven of whom have been volunteers.
(via Common Dreams)