and she’s great for fundraising!

I blogged so much last night, I was going to take today off, but then I happened across this article in the New York Times and felt compelled to fire up the laptop. Here’s a clip:

The parents of Terri Schiavo have authorized a conservative direct-mailing firm to sell a list of their financial supporters, making it likely that thousands of strangers moved by her plight will receive a steady stream of solicitations from anti-abortion and conservative groups.

“These compassionate pro-lifers donated toward Bob Schindler’s legal battle to keep Terri’s estranged husband from removing the feeding tube from Terri,” says a description of the list on the Web site of the firm, Response Unlimited, which is asking $150 a month for 6,000 names and $500 a month for 4,000 e-mail addresses of people who responded last month to an e-mail plea from Ms. Schiavo’s father. “These individuals are passionate about the way they value human life, adamantly oppose euthanasia and are pro-life in every sense of the word!”

Privacy experts said the sale of the list was legal and even predictable, if ghoulish.

So, am I the only one out there thinking, “What can I sell these people?”

I wonder if the family would sell me the rights so that I could make a Terri Schiavo action figure. If I act fast, I bet I could get them into Wal-Mart by Christmas.

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  1. be OH be
    Posted March 30, 2005 at 8:18 am | Permalink

    Getting a feeding tube inserted could become a new fad. Imagine the hijinx at keg parties.

    Paris Hilton will have one poking out of her “Culture of Life” t-shirt by this summer.

  2. Posted March 30, 2005 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    It would be one of the most life-like action figures ever.

  3. Posted March 30, 2005 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

    Could I put my Karen Carpenter doll in “Terri’s Malibu Hospice”?

  4. Posted April 1, 2005 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    You know the best part?
    The parents are the Schindlers.
    It’s the Schindler’s List of Conservative Donors.

  5. chris
    Posted April 2, 2005 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    They better give him that feeding tube! I’ll shove that fucker down his throat myself. Again, I am reduced to this level of disgust.

    I know that this is a stupid question but why has there been no debate of the hypocrisy of Bush’s Texas pull the plug on the poor with respect to his Schiavo stance?

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