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March 26, 2005

Local cops thwart tube-rape conspiracy

Poor Jeb can't even host a decent spectacle for the rubes.

Norwood comments on the showdown between Jeb's Republican Guard and local police in Pinellas county.

Police 'showdown' averted

Hours after a judge ordered that Terri Schiavo was not to be removed from her hospice, a team of state agents were en route to seize her and have her feeding tube reinserted -- but they stopped short when local police told them they would enforce the judge's order, The Herald has learned. [Miami Herald]

Read the whole thing, chez Steve Gilliard.

It's hard to know how seriously to take this incident. I think Gilliard's reaction strikes the appropriate balance between amusement, contempt, and horror.

As for the long term consequences, Steve Sanders has another excellent post about the Schindlers, the religious right, and the rule of law.


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The rule of Jeb continues. No doubt, he's just a humble man going about the Lord's work.

It's astonishing to me. I'm a true cynic...I tend to expect the worst from people. But I never expected that Jebby would go that far.

No matter how many times I wake up in the morning thinking America can't possibly stray any further from sanity, I always seem to be proven wrong.

I think I'll just stop waking up in the morning.

What, things look saner later in the day? :)

Jeb actually started this circus last year (or so), when he rushed the Florida Lege into passing an emergency decree to get the Schiavo case back into the courts. I didn't follow the story closely enough to know what his alleged rationale was, but am willing to guess it had something to do with burnishing his creds with the Right for a Presidential run in '08.

I also have no idea what he thought the final result would be, but he probably figured the courts would decide one way or the other, and whichever side lost would just abide by the decision. The man's a hack, but he's never been considered an ignoramus: I don't think he expected it to metastasize the way it has.

If the case has accomplished nothing else, it has at least done serious damage to Jeb's 2008 aspirations. The fundies will hate him because he failed, and everyone else will hate him for making one family's grief a political issue and tromping all over important legal/medical institutions in the process.

I saw this early this morning, on some less-than-reputable blogs. I hoped it wasn't true.

I suppose I am relieved that it didn't go any further. But that kinda frightens me. "Well, at least it wasn't like the end of The Wild Bunch!" Ugh.

Once this all shakes out, can't Jeb be impeached for that stunt? I mean, for crying out loud, it's turning into small-scale civil war down there.

Jeb and his backers are simply keeping him in the news, in preparation for 2008, when he will be elected President. American voters will surely elect Jeb, having twice elected little George. You cannot possibly underestimate the judgement of American voters.

Oh boy Auguste if thats correct and Jeb does run for Prez were all screwed.. Last thing we need is another Bush, but I honestly think hes gonna run, and if hes as good at fixing elections in florida for his brother lord only knows what hios president brother can pull off in 2008.. O wait i think we alredy know from 2004 what GW can pull off... **sighs** alprazolam online pharmacy ambien side effects ativan lorazepam ambien addiction alprazolam xanax ambien ambien coupon cr aura soma ativan effects side bar xanax ambien cr bactrim phentermine ativan ativan side effects ambien online

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