Those Lefty Medical Examiners
June 17, 2005 - 3:26pm ET
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My choices for best responses to the Schiavo autopsy results after the jump.
For an appropriately sober and indignant response, read E.J. Dionne's column today. Some of the smarter responses use humor. First, thanks to Tennessee Guerilla Women for pointing to a "kick-ass" editorial at Kentucky's Lexington Herald-Leader:
Somewhere in Tennessee there are former patients of Bill Frist, who was a practicing physician before he entered the U.S. Senate.
If Frist issued them a clean bill of health, we implore them to get a second opinion.
This is especially important if he examined them by watching them on TV.
And over at HuffingtonPost.com, one of the writers for Anchorman anticipates the right's reaction to the autopsy report. <!--StartFragment -->
I have had enough of those radical medical examiners and their lefty autopsy reports. What gives them the right to set the agenda? On Wednesday, Pinellas County medical examiner Jon Thogmartin decided completely and separate from the will of the people, to dispute a videotaped diagnosis from Dr. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist that Terri Schiavo was able to see.
Rogue Examiners like Thogmartin are a danger to true democracy in our country. And their fancypants and elitist medical science wonk talk threatens to bring us all down. As a Doctor and an elected official Ph.D. Bill Frist has double the right to make his VHS aided medical pronouncements. He is a ruler and a healer. What the hell is Thogmartin? A geek and a liberal.
Then he takes Dr. Frist's unusual approach to medical diagnosis to its obvious conclusion:
If you'll excuse me I have a weird cough that started after I got a job near the incinerator. Don't worry. I'm going to videotape my chest and mail the tape to Dr. Majority Leader Frist. That should take care of it.
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