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I don’t really have to spell this out, do I? Talk about backing up an oil tanker and pumping high-octane gas (petrol) onto the fires already engulfing this election year politics.
It was one thing to have a black president — though he is AS WHITE as he is black. Another to get one’s head around a 49-year old Indian who could grace the Supreme Court for 30 years.
It would be way too provocative. Inflammatory. Yes, I know that we have a Republican Indian (actually a Sikh married to an ‘American’) Governor, an ex-governor and that Microsoft is now headed by an Indian. But none of that is THE Supreme Court.
So Obama really needs to think this through very carefully and get counsel from Bill Clinton (who as an instinctive touch on these things, though he did get it wrong when it came to Obama).
So I am just putting it out here because as a man of color, I can. Think about it. Not a good idea. That is my only point.
The body of the Supreme Court judge has definitely left Texas and is now enroute to Virginia.
According to ABC News, at 11 pm (on Sunday, Feb. 14), no autopsy was performed in Texas. Family declined to request one. Per Texas law, prior to the body being allowed to be taken out of the State, it was embalmed. Yes, an autopsy can still be done, post-embalming, but a lot of ‘evidence’ will be gone. Shame.
So that is the story. No autopsy.
There is a chance that an autopsy might not be performed. I heard on TV that a local Texas Justice of the Peace (JP) pronounced it a ‘death by natural causes’ over the phone BEFORE seeing the body! That is Texas.
Obama should, via the appropriate channels, insist on an autopsy. It would be a shame if conspiracy rumors continue to circulate.
[I have a personal ‘angle’ when it comes to autopsies. 24 years ago, when my adoptive mother, at 62 and in reasonably decent health other than Parkinson’s, chronic asthma and high blood pressure, passed away — unexpectedly — in her sleep, in Paris (France), my adoptive father, the Sri Lankan Ambassador to France ‘declined’ an autopsy claiming Diplomatic Immunity. 24 years later there are quite a few of us in the family that still have nagging doubts!]
I did go looking for this and I was glad when I saw this. I kind of had a hunch that an autopsy is usually required if a person dies while not currently under the care of a doctor — unless they are quite old or have been known to have been chronically ill. From what I gather this was unexpected. So I for one will feel much happier if an autopsy was done. We do not want conspiracy theories down the road — this being an election year and all. So stay tuned. I hope they do not waive this right.