Like Terri Schiavo, U.S. Sens. Tom DeLay, Rick Santorum, Bill Frist and President George W. Bush have lost all function in the cerebral cortex. Where there was once active brain matter, there is now nothing but liquid mush. The fact that they can roll their eyes, respond to bright lights and sounds, and mouth platitudes makes it appear they have active brains. But, sadly, they have no capacity for reason and intellect. They react instinctively only to outside stimuli.
And like Terri Schiavo, these men must be kept alive by artificial means. However, unlike Terri, they do not need nourishment given to them through a feeding tube. Rather, they are nourished by an adoring far right, the media, and lots of PAC money. Remove them from their positions of power and their nourishment stops … they perish.
We must respect the culture of life. We must keep them in power to keep them alive and pray for a miracle that will turn the mush in their heads back into active brain matter and restore to them some capacity for intellect and reason.
— Steve Weingardt, Ventura