San·guine: optimistic or positive, especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation.
I was too sanguine in my last post about Thaddeus Mason Pope and brain death. I was guilty of wishful thinking. Even though I know that he is one of the promoters of the Third Path movement for passive euthanasia, I hoped that what he wrote about the legal problems associated with using brain death as the definition of death in surgeries to transplant human organs indicated a willingness on his part to give up brain death as the legal definition of death and return to the more realistic definition of death as the cessation of activity of the complexus of brain, heart and lungs. On second thought, what he was probably doing in writing that article was to summon his associates in the Third Path movement to rally and fight to remove the imperfections in the law approving brain death as the legal definition of death for use in the human organ transplantation industry.