Sympathetic or Opportunistic?
The difference? He was on a ventilator, not just food and water like Terri Schiavo.
The similarities? Both received a similar diagnosis, both previously expressed the desire not to live in that sort of state, and both did not have a living will.
This issue is so complex, so new, and so emotional that it appears very opportunistic and selfish for Rep. DeLay to have vocally taken sides especially considering his personal experience 17 years ago.