The GOP majority stuck its nose into the Schiavo/Schindler family’s private affair, thinking they could score political points. And they will reap some benefit from the religious right (who, I suggest, the GOP already have in their hip pocket.
But as the Christian Science Monitor poll at the right shows, most Americans have a problem with Congressional "meddling".
UPDATE: This ABC poll is even more revealing:
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But here’s the REAL slam-dunk. Regardless of their preference on the Schiavo case, about two-thirds of conservatives and evangelicals alike call congressional intervention inappropriate. And majorities in both groups, as in others, are skeptical of the motivations of the political leaders seeking to extend Schiavo’s life.
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Game, set, match. GOP loses.