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Mar 25, 2005 7:38 pm

A Breath of Fresh Air in the Schiavo Case

One of the few decent things said by an elected official during the Terri Schiavo episode came from an unlikely source: Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida. When he was being goaded to take custody of Schiavo in defiance of a court ruling, he said, "I cannot go beyond what my powers are and I'm not going to do it."

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Sheldon Richman - 3/26/2005

Interesting. At least the state forces backed down.

John Arthur Shaffer - 3/26/2005

Jeb tried to send in the stormtroopers:

The one good thing to come out of all this is that Jeb pretty much has toasted his chance of being President. For that the republic should be thankful.

Tom G Palmer - 3/26/2005

I was also struck by that comment. Some had been urging the governor to send in the police (as some right-wingers had urged his brother to send in the federal marshalls) and the governor said that....there are limits on his powers! Amazing.