Thursday, June 23, 2005
Keeping the Schiavo case alive
Bush politics (this time Jeb) are at play in Florida according to this New York Times Op-Ed column about the Florida Governor's orders to the state attorney to conduct a "witch hunt" against Terri Schiavo's husband even when she is now dead and the autopsy has revealed that there was nothing that could have been done to help her if she had lived:
He [state attorney Bernie McCabe] then explained: "When I conduct an investigation, it would mean that I have a criminal predicate. In other words, that I have some indication that a crime has occurred. That's my job.
"In this circumstance, that does not exist at this time. So what I'm attempting to do is respond to the governor's request by conducting what I'm calling an 'inquiry' to see if I can resolve the issues he raised."
He chuckled at his use of the word inquiry. "It may be a distinction without a difference," he said.