Bush wasn't a coward, he was complicit. HE signed into law that it was ok to remove feeding tubes from PVS patients; that's why they "diagnosed" Terri as "PVS". Charlie Crist was also complicit as he NEVER made any effort to investigate the matter.
Yes. They played people.
Bush had the power and obligation to rescue Terri. He vowed to do so. He chickened out. When I see, hear, or think of the word “coward,” Jeb Bush comes to mind.