Some were a bit upset at some of my Celebrity Endorsments. Of particular concern was the one to Vlad Tepes AKA: Dracula. Upon further reflection that comparison should have bestowed upon Hizzoner, Judge George Greer for ordering this atrocity. Let us face it, if we tried to starve a dog to death we would be put UNDER the prison (apparently the animal cruelty people carry more weight with lawmakers than the disabled).
But you may well ask, why the comparison to Vlad? As we all know that Vlad's preferred means of execution was impalement.
"Vlad usually had a horse attached to each of the victim’s legs and a sharpened stake was gradually forced into the body. The end of the stake was usually oiled and care was taken that the stake not be too sharp, else the victim might die too rapidly from shock.[emphasis mine] Normally the stake was inserted into the body through the buttocks and was often forced through the body until it emerged from the mouth."
Death by starvation is also slow, torturous, painful and cruel. Especially when you consider that nothing will be given to Terri Schiavo for pain because of Mikey's order of no medication (remember, he would not allow her to be treated for an infection that almost killed her. I am not sure but I think that was what prompted the infamous, "When is that bitch going to die?" comment). So when Terri's body starts to feed on itself, she will feel it.
Dawn Eden has a a couple of regular commenters who seem to think that Michael and Judge Vlad are some kind of misunderstood angels of mercy. Given Michael's smarmy defense (all he did was take the anti-euthanasia argument and force it into his context)of his actions, I would say nothing is further from the truth!Vlad would have been proud.