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Friday, April 01, 2005


You may have heard Tom DeLay's comments following the passing of Terri Schiavo:
Mrs. Schiavo’s death is a moral poverty and a legal tragedy. This loss happened because our legal system did not protect the people who need protection most, and that will change. The time will come for the men responsible for this to answer for their behavior, but not today. Today we grieve, we pray, and we hope to God this fate never befalls another. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Schindlers and with Terri Schiavo’s friends in this time of deep sorrow.
(emphasis mine)

Sooo, is Tom threatening the judiciary? Senator Lautenberg thinks so. But here's the reality check for Tom. I assume he's referring primarily to Judge Greer, the judge in Florida's state court who struck down Jeb's 2003 save-Terri act and ordered the tube removed. Say that if you want, Tom, but plenty of people -- people you're down with -- were in a position to reverse Greer's decision, including but not limited to: Jeb, the Florida Legislature, a right-leaning Federal Circuit Judge, The Scalia Five, and of course, the man they installed in Washington, Dubya who, upon seeing the polls, got the hell outta Dodge after a couple of vague statements on "the culture of life". Will all those people be smited, Tom?

Frankly, I think Tom's a wee bit nervous about all the attention he's drawn to himself...


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