This is why:
Congressional leaders have insisted their only motivation in getting involved in the Terri Schiavo case was saving a life. But Americans aren’t buying that argument, a CBS News poll finds.
An overwhelming 82 percent of the public believes the Congress and President should stay out of the matter.
Just 13 percent of those polled think Congress intervened in the case out of concern for Schiavo, while 74 percent think it was all about politics. Of those polled, 66 percent said the tube should not be inserted compared to 27 percent who want it restored. The issue has generated strong feelings, with 78 percent of those polled -- wheter for either side of the issue -- saying they have strong feelings.
Public approval of Congress has suffered as a result; at 34 percent, it is the lowest it has been since 1997, dropping from 41 percent last month. Now at 43 percent, President Bush’s approval rating is also lower than it was a month ago.
These clowns overreached, and they overreached badly.
Now, if the Democrats had an ounce of sense, they'd use this debacle and the Social Security debacle - and any other debacles the extremist Republicans want to hand them - and use them to define the Republicans as what they actually are: Maniacs who think that they speak for God and who think "Thou Shalt Be Greedy" is His First Commandment.
Not that I'm holding my breath. The Democrats are afraid that if they do stuff like that, the Republicans may not LIKE them.