It’s required of us, you know. Miss one day and the powers that be send over little guys in jackboots to trash the house. Ngnat calls them the Media Elves.
Commenters at the previous TOTSP have been trading charge and countercharge over which party, Terri’s husband or her parents, is likely to be benefiting financially from their position on whether she should live or die.
But the answer to the question “Which party is in it just for the money?” needn’t be one or the other. It could well be both. As long as they stay in the fight to the bitter end, both Michael Schiavo and Terri’s parents will be able to look forward to what will amount to a lifetime stream of funds generated by the case; book contracts, lecture fees, TV appearances, various media rights. Their behavior upon being faced with the possibility of such magnificent remuneration will be what finally puts the “Who’s in it for the money?” question to rest.