Just when you thought that the health care debate couldn’t possibly get any hotter, President Obama had this to say to a group of rabbis:
“We are God’s partners in matters of life and death.”
Now I suppose the President could be stating what he sees as simply a matter of fact, namely that, in this world of diseases and doctors, living wills, and tough medical calls, many of us may be in a position someday to help make certain judgments about our own life or that of a loved one. Deciding upon the course of treatment for a cancer patient comes to mind.
But of all times, after complaining about Sarah Palin’s use of the term “Death Panels” to describe possible end-of-life components in the current bill before Congress, President Obama says this?
Either he’s not reading the papers or is doing his best to convince us that he really does trust his administration to get involved in such life and death questions.