Bud, stay away from the girls. Kitten, put down the hash-pipe….
Meddlin’ Jeb! Bush, whose family includes a smuggler, a stalker, a stoner, and a mall parking-lot humper, is lloking for some other families that he can dispense his fifties dad wisdom too. Whether they want it or not:
Florida Gov. Jeb Bush filed a motion for rehearing Monday in the case of Terri Schiavo, the brain-damaged woman whose husband has sought to allow her to die.
Schiavo, 40, has been hospitalized in a persistent vegetative state since 1990, when her heart stopped temporarily, the result of a potassium imbalance.
Her husband, Michael Schiavo, has been in a battle with her parents over whether she should be allowed to die as he contends she would have wanted.
Last fall, after years of litigation and appeals, Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube was removed. But six days later the Florida Legislature, in emergency session, passed a law that affected only her, giving Governor Bush the power to intervene in the case. The governor ordered the feeding tube reinserted.
Last month, Florida’s Supreme Court upheld a decision by a lower court that the law giving the governor the power to keep Schiavo on the feeing tube was unconstitutional.
The court’s decisions “have long-term, far-reaching consequences for all Floridians,” Bush said in a written statement released Monday. “For this reason, we have asked the court for clarification of its recent ruling.”
Bush added that the Florida Legislature “has passed numerous laws giving governors broad discretion in specific circumstances. The court’s ruling could call those laws into question, and may limit the legislature’s ability to govern. We have asked the court for clarification to protect current laws and ensure state government can continue to serve Floridians effectively.
“The court ruled the law unconstitutional based on separation of powers. While this separation is critical to our system of government, it should not be allowed to deprive anyone, including governors and lawmakers, of the right to due process under state and federal law. The court’s ruling appears to violate these rights, and we have asked for a rehearing on those grounds.”
Maybe someone should direct Jeb!’s attention a little closer to home to another brain-dead victim who is also on life support, and then maybe Michael and Terri Schiavo can each find a little peace.