Tuesday, March 22, 2005

The Incredible Mr. Schiavo

One thing, it strikes me, that's being lost in the Terri Schiavo matter is the fact that Michael Schiavo's adulterous relationship is being entirely glossed over. Put it in these terms: transpose the case to the year, say, 1920. A husband so anxious to see his legal wife die while he carries on a long-term dalliance would be widely regarded as not credible. No matter what he says Terri may or may not have said would have been given no credance whatsoever because of his unwillingness to honor "in sickness and in health, till death do us part." He is indeed the incredible Mr. Schiavo.

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