This competition is open to members of any party in any country and there are lots of qualified contenders, but at this point I’d have to nominate[color=red] US Congressman Tom DeLay:[/color]
[quote]Today, as House Majority Leader, DeLay has teamed with his Senate counterpart, Bill Frist (R-Tenn.), to champion political intervention in the Schiavo case. They pushed emergency legislation through Congress to shift the legal case from Florida state courts to the federal judiciary.
And DeLay is among the strongest advocates of keeping the woman, who doctors say has been in a persistent vegetative state for 15 years, connected to her feeding tube. DeLay has denounced Schiavo’s husband, as well as judges, for committing what he calls "an act of barbarism" in removing the tube. . .
In 1988, however, there was no such fiery rhetoric as the congressman quietly joined the sad family consensus to let his father die. . .
When his father’s kidneys failed, the DeLay family decided against connecting him to a dialysis machine. “Extraordinary measures to prolong life were not initiated,” said his medical report, citing “agreement with the family’s wishes.” His bedside chart carried the instruction: “Do not resuscitate.”
. . . The preliminary decision to withhold dialysis and other treatments fell to Maxine along with Randall and her daughter Tena