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March 27, 2005 - Can We Joke?

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Well, there is humor in all this, somehow – as in this from Whiskey Bar -


A real news clip -


Gov. Jeb Bush said today his social services agency may step in to have her feeding tube reinstated. In an extraordinary move, Bush said the Department of Children and Families has filed a legal motion alleging "30 detailed allegations of abuse, neglect or exploitation" that have occurred during Schiavo's stay at a Pinellas Park hospice.

Orlando Sentinel
Gov. Bush: DCF may intervene
March 23, 2005


The imagined ones -


His legal options quickly running out, Florida Governor Jeb Bush today asked a state court to classify Terri Schiavo as "abandoned property," allowing the state to seize control of the brain-damaged woman under the law of eminent domain. Lawyers called the maneuver "unusual."

Miami Herald
Bush Requests Condemnation Hearing on Schiavo
March 24, 2005


Rebuffed in his previous attempts to gain control of Terri Schiavo, Governor Bush today asked the Florida Supreme Court to define the brain-damaged patient as a "dangerous animal," giving Pinellas County animal control officers the right to take her into protective custody. Legal analysts called the move "a cheap political stunt."

Associated Press
Bush Wants Schiavo Taken to Rescue Shelter
March 25, 2005


In a last-ditch bid to save Terri Schiavo, lawyers for Governor Jeb Bush today asked the U.S. Supreme Court to declare the brain-damaged woman a "regulated public utility," saying this would authorize the Florida Power Commission to order the restoration of vital services, such as her feeding tube. Constitutional scholars called the petition "a outrageous abuse of the American legal system."

Washington Post
Fla. Gov Ask Supremes for Control of Schiavo
March 26, 2005


Three days after the death of Terri Schiavo, Florida Governor Jeb Bush asked the International Court of Justice at The Hague to declare the brain-damaged woman the "New Messiah," claiming the move would clear the way for Schiavo's resurrection and thousand-year reign on earth. Mental health experts said Bush "appears to be having a psychotic episode."

New York Times
In Controversial Legal Move, Gov. Bush Seeks to Deify Schiavo
April 6, 2005


Hey, stranger things have happened, and are happening.


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