Monday, October 31, 2005

Just Checking

In an apparent attempt not to make the same mistake twice, Sen. Bill Frist (R – Tenn.) visited the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol today to see for himself if Rosa Parks, the woman whose bold and courageous refusal to give up a seat on a Montgomery, Ala. bus inspired the modern civil rights movement, was actually dead. Last March, Sen. Frist, who is the Senate majority leader and a licensed medical doctor, declared Terri Schiavo “alive” and “not in a persistent vegetative state” after viewing a videotape of the coma victim, who an autopsy later proved to be brain dead and in a persistent vegetative state. Sen. Frist did not comment to reporters but did appear to agree that Ms. Parks was, in fact, deceased.


Jessica said...

Sick. But funny.

coturnix said...

And he also watched a video of a blastocyst and pronouced it dead!