So even though we know she was brain-dead [that’s a link to a great column on the none-too-liberal Bloomberg.com], with just half the cerebral mass expected, no vision, and no ability to swallow, Jeb is still, pardon the metaphor, beating a dead horse:
Gov. Jeb Bush asked a prosecutor Friday to investigate why Terri Schiavo collapsed 15 years ago, calling into question how long it took her husband to call 911 after he found her.
In a letter faxed to Pinellas-Pasco County State Attorney Bernie McCabe, Bush said Michael Schiavo testified in a 1992 medical malpractice trial that he found his wife collapsed at 5 a.m., and he said in a 2003 television interview that he found her about 4:30 a.m. He called 911 at 5:40 a.m.
I had missed the news that Florida had become the Promised Land, where alabaster cities truly do rise unstained by human tears! Congrats to Governor Bush for fulfilling that pilgrim dream atop the oolithic limestone! I mean, obviously, if Florida has so much time to spend on a potential act of neligence that might, according to hearsay, have happened 15 years ago, things there now must be pretty perfect. Right? Right???
Or maybe it’s just that the Bushes share a common trait: an absolute, implacable inability to acknowledge when they are wrong–that ever they might possibly be even a little bit incorrect. It’s not endearing… but then neither is our national habit of letting them get by with it. Oh wait–maybe that’s over! Let’s hope so.
P.S. Hey Jeff, since you put so much faith Frist and Delay’s diagnostic prowess: I’m waiting for my apology. Assuming you haven’t taken a cue from Resolute Leader on that front.