Last night I had a nasty headache (possible oestrogen or chocolate-induced, I don't know), and so ended up in bed with the lights off at 10pm, listening to Radio Four. Radio Four was being its usual calm and soothing self, and I was lying there in a dark bubble of contentment, when suddenly they were talking about Terri Schiavo, and FUCKING JEB BUSH said something along the lines of: "Well, I just think that Terry Schiavo should be afforded the rights that we give to even the most heinous criminals - if new scientific evidence comes to light, even after twenty years, they are allowed to appeal" -
At which point I jack-knifed upright in bed, shrieking like a harpy, beset with The Rage. Yes, they're allowed to appeal IF YOU HAVEN'T KILLED THEM FIRST. I mean, what the fucking fucking fuck? Is that not the most specious, ignorant, downright RIDICULOUS AND INSANE piece of reasoning, coming from the governor of a death penalty state? Am I missing something here, or is the world just UTTERLY BARKING MAD?