"The secretary where I work said yesterday that she "wouldn't want to be shown on TV looking like that". That was her only comment on the whole thing. I was just stunned. I still don't know what to say to that. This is someone who voted for Pres. Bush."
I would have asked her what she meant by the comment.
Perhaps she was simply questioning the way the video clips were used. I think that I understand why the Schindlers made the videotapes -- but I certainly think that the way they were used by the media was EXTREMELY tasteless. It became ghoulish after a while. It was all too obvious that they were being shown over and over -- especially by the cable networks -- in a frantic bid to beat each other in the ratings. Of course the whole Schiavo thing was being used that way, but in the case of those video clips it was at times positively obscene. Luckily it is unlikely Terri Schiavo ever was aware of it -- but I wondered at times why the Schindlers didn't protest.
No, unfortunately, I found out later that she thought Terri should just be allowed to die. I did try to explain that there was a lot more to the story than the MSM was painting, but I'm losing patience with people who get their news from the MSM. It's not that hard to be better informed nowadays.