The Party of Neo-Necrophilia
What kind of death gets the most applause from Republicans?
At last night’s Republican presidential debate, odious moderator Wolf Blitzer posed a hypothetical bioethical question to Representative Ron Paul of Texas: “A healthy 30-year-old young man has a good job, makes a good living, but decides, ‘You know what, I’m not going to spend $200 or $300 a month for health insurance, because I’m healthy, I don’t need it.’ But something terrible happens, and all of a sudden he needs it. Who’s going to pay if he goes into a coma, for example? Who pays for that?” Paul hems and haws, but Blitzer presses on. “Congressman, are you saying that society should just let him die?” Paul is not saying that, at least not exactly. A gentleman in the audience certainly is, though, and yelled out, “Yeah!” upon the prospect of the theoretical 30-year-old’s death. Applause abounds.