Rational thought wins again!

From CNN.com – Expert: Yates thought she ruined kids – Jul 19, 2006:

Andrea Yates drowned her five children in the bathtub because she thought she had ruined them so much that one would grow up to be a serial killer and another would become a mute gay prostitute, a forensic psychiatrist testified Wednesday.

Ah-ha! The acorn doesn’t fall far from th… Nah.

Okay! Like mother, li… That’s not the right thing to say, either.

Got it! It should have happened a generation ago… Whoops.

Then again:

“If she did not intervene and take their lives while they were still innocent, they would end up in hell,” he said, testifying as a defense rebuttal witness. “Mrs. Yates knew what she was doing was right for her children.

Ummm, yeah. Isn’t this just a variant of the Twinkie defense? Perhaps the “churchie defense”? They.com weren’t really expecting the Spanish Inquisition.