06/15/2005: As a Tennesseean I can tell you that....
Bill Frist is as bad a senator as he is a doctor.
And it appears that as a doctor, he's a fucking disgrace.
Remember the Terri Schiavo media circus? Back when Doctor Bill viewed a video of Terri Schiavo, and gave us all his considered medical opinion that she wasn't in a persistent vegetative state? Among other reasons, he said that she was responsive to visual stimuli.
Well, the Schiavo autopsy results were released this morning. And according to the autopsy report, Terri was blind. Which would have made it a bit difficult for her to respond to visual stimuli.
Other interesting results of the autopsy: Contrary to the allegations of Schiavo's parents, there was no evidence of physical trauma to Ms. Schiavo, and no evidence that she had been abused by her husband. And her brain weighed approximately 615 grams, which meant that it was about half the size of a normal adult human brain. To nobody's surprise, the autopsy results are consistent with her dying of dehydration; however, there is nothing to indicate exactly why she collapsed back in 1991.
Len on 06.15.05 @ 12:16 PM CST