The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

18 March 2005

Honest ingenuity

Drudge has this out — no other sources yet that I can see.

**Exclusive Fri Mar 18 2005 00:50:07 ET**
The Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pension (HELP) Committee, Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming) has requested Terri Schiavo to testify before his congressional committee, the Drudge Report has learned. In so doing it triggers legal or statutory protections for the witness, among those protections is that nothing can be done to cause harm or death to this individual.

Members of Congress went to the U.S. Attorney in DC to ask for a temporary restraining order to be issued by a judge, which protects Terri Schiavo from having her life support, including her feeding and hydration tubes, removed.

As Drudge says, "Developing."

As McGehee says, "Dang! Dia-freakin'-bolical!"

(Update: A writ of habeas corpus [link requires Adobe Reader] has been filed by Terri's family.)

(Update, 11:20 am: Fox News reports the House Government Reform Committee has subpoenaed Terri, two attending physicians, the hospice administrator, and Michael Schiavo. They are to appear next Friday at 10 am. Via BlogsforTerri.)

(Update, 2 pm: Judge Greer tells them what they can do with their subpoena.)

Posted at 7:11 AM to Life and/or Death

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One man's honest ingenuity is another man's media circus. It would have been nice if Frist and his cronies were as interested in saving other American lives.

Posted by: Robo at 2:51 PM on 18 March 2005

The "other American lives" you're whining about belong to people who volunteered to go where their country needed them.

Posted by: McGehee at 5:24 PM on 18 March 2005

Furthermore, I think federal charges should be brought against Judge Greer is Terri does die.

Posted by: McGehee at 5:25 PM on 18 March 2005

I think it's amusing that the VERY SAME people that think nothing of letting pchyzophrenic homeless people die in the street, are all pissed off about Terry Schiavo.

Posted by: aldahlia at 9:15 PM on 18 March 2005

Having been one such, I can relate, sort of.

Posted by: CGHill at 9:17 PM on 18 March 2005

What the fuck are you talking about, alhdalia?

Posted by: Andrea Harris at 9:17 PM on 18 March 2005

CGHill, were you in a vegetative state or mentally ill/homeless?

Posted by: aldahlia at 9:23 PM on 18 March 2005

The latter; I wound up institutionalized for two months, and then tossed back onto the street. It took about a year to get my bearings back.

Posted by: CGHill at 9:28 PM on 18 March 2005

Mr. McGeehee,
What "volunteered" Americans are you talking about? I was referring to the UNBORN, whom Senator Frist and his fellow senators seem to think nothing of letting be destroyed. Why don't they subpoena ALL the fetuses in this country, so as to protect them?

All I've got to say, seriously, is that too little empathy is practiced by Americans. If there were more empathy and less bullshit, we all would think twice before deciding what is best for Mrs. Schiavo

Posted by: Robo at 10:55 PM on 18 March 2005