Thursday, March 31, 2005

DAYS OF AWE With the death of Terri Schiavo, the media, political and legal storm that engulfed her tragic case is likely to peter out.

But the memories will last a lifetime.

Some of the most interesting things to come out of the Days of Schiavo:

1. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist believes he can diagnose patients using years-old video footage.

2. Fred Barnes thinks we should let his moral judgment override the Constitution in some circumstances.

3. David Brooks doesn't believe that the sanctity of the rule of law qualifies as a moral issue.

And that's without even getting into House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's widely-discussed shenanigans or Senator Tom Coburn's little-publicized musings.

CONTRAPOSITIVE is edited by Dan Aibel. Dan's a playwright. He lives in New York City.