Saturday, June 18, 2005

The Dishonorable Governor Bush Part II: The Weasel Rises

If you're going to use your official bully pulpit to accuse someone of being responsible for the severe disability and death of their own spouse, at least be man enough to admit that's what you're doing.

According to the AP wire story:

"Between 40 and 70 minutes elapsed before the call was made, and I am aware of no explanation for the delay," Bush wrote. "In light of this new information, I urge you to take a fresh look at this case without any preconceptions as to the outcome."

But the person Gov. Bush asked to "look into this case" was a county prosecutor, who only has jurisdiction to investigate crimes, which makes this Bush quote seem rather inconsistent:

Bush said his request for the probe was not meant to suggest wrongdoing by Michael Schiavo. "It's a significant question that during this ordeal was never brought up," Bush told reporters.
If Bush's request was not meant to suggest criminal wrongdoing by Michael Schiavo, what, then, WAS it meant to suggest? I guess, yet, again the liberal media jumps to the illogical conclusion that when the Governor asks a county prosecutor to investigate a particular person's actions during the event, they mistakenly presume that means the Governor suggests that person may have committed a crime. And, maybe I'm just spitballing here, the reason it was never brought up during this 15-year long terrible ordeal was that it is not a significant question, but a shameless political smear?

What a spineless slime weasel.


Traveller said...

'Tis said that this may be simply an effort at distraction from bro's troubles and unpopularity. I don't have TV. Is it working? Is a whole lot of attention being given to the latest Schiavo news?

Modern Esquire said...

I haven't really heard that theory. But it actually has gotten very little play in the media.

If anything, I would say that Gov. Bush's actions are more likely to draw even more attention to the President's political difficulties and unpopularity.

After all, Frist has the common sense to avoid pushing this issue any further. I believe most people would associate Gov. Bush's views with the President's. The fact that he is still out there pushing this despite the enormous outcry and backlash their initial involvement cause just demonstrates how out-of-touch this family is to where the American people stand on the issues, and what we think are the important issues of the day.