Tenacious JEB Digs in His HeelsIn a move that's sure to cement the Bush family's position as the political dynasty with the shallowest gene pool, Florida Governor Jeb Bush is refusing to let go of the cold carcass of Terri Schiavo. Close on the heels of an autopsy that supported Michael Schiavo's position that there was nothing that could be done to help Terri, Bush has now stepped in requesting an investigation of a 15 year old charge that Michael was tardy in calling 911 on the day that Terri slipped into the coma.
Bush's refusal to accept his defeat on this matter is even shocking to the most brain-addled politicians. Even though Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist seemed to forget the "diagnosis" he made from the well of the Senate (suggesting he has a touch of the old "persistent vegetative state" himself), even he wasn't stupid enough to pursue this dead dog, er woman, preferring instead to let it lie.
"Between 40 and 70 minutes elapsed before the call was made, and I am aware of no explanation for the delay," Bush wrote in his request to Pinellas-Pasco County State Attorney Bernie McCabe. "In light of this new information, I urge you to take a fresh look at this case without any preconceptions as to the outcome." Jeb, I hate to tell you this, but the "without preconceptions" boat sailed when you cooked up this cockamamie request.
Perhaps we can rely on the good sense of McCabe. As the state DA, it's his call whether or not to launch an investigation. Cooler heads should prevail, but there is a major reason we still haven't heard the end of this nit-witted case...McCabe is a Republican.
You know...Sometimes when it rains, it pours.
Truth Told by Omnipotent Poobah, Friday, June 17, 2005