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Wednesday, June 15, 2005

I Once Could See, But Now I'm Blind...

"When her mom first introduced her to me, she stared at me intently. She focused her eyes. She would focus her eyes on whoever was talking to her.... I told Terri she has many people around the country and around the world who lover her and are praying for her. She looked at me attentively. I said, 'Terri now we are going to pray together, I want to give you a blessing, let's say some prayers.'"--Frank Pavone, professional ghoul and friar--whatever the hell that is--to Terri Schiavo's parents, in an account of her death.

"Her vision centers of her brain were dead."--Medical Examiner Jon Thogmartin, who conducted an autopsy of Schiavo's body, at a June 15 2005 press conference.

UPDATE: Even better, Wonkette takes note of this choice diagnosis of Schiavo from the good Dr. Frist back in March: "I question it based on a review of the video footage which I spent an hour or so looking at last night in my office.... She certainly seems to respond to visual stimuli."