Via Reason comes this true story about a woman who suffered brain damage from a stroke, and started speaking with a British accent as a result. (It’s apparently not a hoax, but an instance of a rare but documented medical phenomenon which is further explained here.)
I have suspected that a British accent is a sign of brain damage ever since I read those quotes about Bush from the mayor of London (who, I am informed, speaks with a British accent). My belief was reinforced yesterday as thousands of people with British accents toppled a statue of George W. Bush in Trafalgar Square.
UPDATE: I am experimenting with tracking this post back to Outside the Beltway. Not easy with Blogspot. Wish me luck!
Lawyers for Gov. Jeb Bush are seeking a jury trial to decide whether Terri Schiavo really wanted to die instead of being fed though a feeding tube.
Where have I heard this argument before? Oh, that’s right — here, in my article about Schiavo at CaliforniaRepublic.org. That article discusses other appropriate procedural protections for Ms. Schiavo as well, if Bush’s lawyers are interested.
P.S. In the linked story (first link on this post), Bush’s lawyers defend Terri’s Law as providing an “extra layer of protection” for Schiavo. Her husband’s attorney, George
Feiger Felos, mocked this argument, saying: “An extra layer of protection? That’s a nice sounding platitude. Who does Terri need protection from? The courts?”
Uh, no, George. From your client.