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    Does Jeb Bush have a Terri Schiavo Problem?

    Oh, Yes, this little story is sure to come back and bite his ass.

    Don’t trust Jeb Bush with the power of the presidency

    I was disappointed by Michael Putney’s Feb. 6 Other Views column about the legacy of Jeb Bush (First round goes to Jeb, Feb. 4). Putney writes that it was “doctrinaire liberals” who opposed Bush’s involvement in the tragic case of Terri Schiavo — my then-wife.

    Who is Putney referring to as the “doctrinaire liberals” who were horrified by the former governor’s intervention in my family’s trauma? The Republican Attorney General Charlie Crist, who refused to take up the governor’s crusade? Republican Senate President Jim King, who fought Bush on passage of “Terri’s Law?” Pinellas County Judge George Greer, a Republican and Southern Baptist, who looked at the evidence of my wife’s case before having his rulings tossed aside by a governor who never met her?


    Does he mean me, a registered Republican?


    The truth about Jeb Bush is that he used my wife for his own personal political gain. You don’t have to be a doctrinaire liberal to be angry about that. In fact many conservatives were also horrified by Bush’s zealous intervention.


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    Re: Does Jeb Bush have a Terri Schiavo Problem?

    Maybe, hard to tell at this stage of the game.

    Obama survived Fast and Furious, Reagan survived Iran Contra, GWB survived the Plame affair, I would realistically look at no, I honestly don't believe the public cares about scandal
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    Re: Does Jeb Bush have a Terri Schiavo Problem?

    Wasnt her husband the guy that was really upset that the money from a medical malpractice suit was going for her actual care and not his wallet?

    Oh man...the flea circus that we are about to be exposed to for the next 2 years.......

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    Re: Does Jeb Bush have a Terri Schiavo Problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by EMNofSeattle View Post
    Maybe, hard to tell at this stage of the game.

    Obama survived Fast and Furious, Reagan survived Iran Contra, GWB survived the Plame affair, I would realistically look at no, I honestly don't believe the public cares about scandal
    They might, if the scandal happened 2 weeks before the election and it was still in the 24-hour news cycle. The American public has no memory though, all of these things blow over almost immediately and nobody remembers anything about it a couple of weeks down the line.
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    Re: Does Jeb Bush have a Terri Schiavo Problem?

    Let's put it this way, it does not have to be anything more than a bump in the road. It all depends on his opponents. If he gets attacked on it and he defends his choices to the maximum it can cause issues with people who do not believe politicians or government should interfere in this kind of a manner with a personal tragedy.

    And the second issue is when he says that with hindsight he was wrong to interfere, he may look weak, may look less of a politician that has less of a pro-life profile, etc. etc.

    But so far it will look like just a bump in the road.

    A bigger problem might be Barbara Bush saying that we do not need another Bush in the White House. How will go move on from that one?
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    Re: Does Jeb Bush have a Terri Schiavo Problem?

    No, it'll be a complete non-issue in the 2016 campaign.

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    Re: Does Jeb Bush have a Terri Schiavo Problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Oh, Yes, this little story is sure to come back and bite his ass.

    Don’t trust Jeb Bush with the power of the presidency

    I was disappointed by Michael Putney’s Feb. 6 Other Views column about the legacy of Jeb Bush (First round goes to Jeb, Feb. 4). Putney writes that it was “doctrinaire liberals” who opposed Bush’s involvement in the tragic case of Terri Schiavo — my then-wife.

    Who is Putney referring to as the “doctrinaire liberals” who were horrified by the former governor’s intervention in my family’s trauma? The Republican Attorney General Charlie Crist, who refused to take up the governor’s crusade? Republican Senate President Jim King, who fought Bush on passage of “Terri’s Law?” Pinellas County Judge George Greer, a Republican and Southern Baptist, who looked at the evidence of my wife’s case before having his rulings tossed aside by a governor who never met her?


    Does he mean me, a registered Republican?


    The truth about Jeb Bush is that he used my wife for his own personal political gain. You don’t have to be a doctrinaire liberal to be angry about that. In fact many conservatives were also horrified by Bush’s zealous intervention.


    Read more here: Don’t trust Jeb Bush with the power of the presidency
    I'm a supporter of Jeb and it gives me great pause. I think it will pop up again and definitely remains the blackest mark on his political record.

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    Re: Does Jeb Bush have a Terri Schiavo Problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Oh, Yes, this little story is sure to come back and bite his ass.

    Don’t trust Jeb Bush with the power of the presidency

    I was disappointed by Michael Putney’s Feb. 6 Other Views column about the legacy of Jeb Bush (First round goes to Jeb, Feb. 4). Putney writes that it was “doctrinaire liberals” who opposed Bush’s involvement in the tragic case of Terri Schiavo — my then-wife.

    Who is Putney referring to as the “doctrinaire liberals” who were horrified by the former governor’s intervention in my family’s trauma? The Republican Attorney General Charlie Crist, who refused to take up the governor’s crusade? Republican Senate President Jim King, who fought Bush on passage of “Terri’s Law?” Pinellas County Judge George Greer, a Republican and Southern Baptist, who looked at the evidence of my wife’s case before having his rulings tossed aside by a governor who never met her?


    Does he mean me, a registered Republican?


    The truth about Jeb Bush is that he used my wife for his own personal political gain. You don’t have to be a doctrinaire liberal to be angry about that. In fact many conservatives were also horrified by Bush’s zealous intervention.


    Read more here: Don’t trust Jeb Bush with the power of the presidency
    He forgot to mention that the whole issue was that Terri's family - her parents - didn't want her to die. I know it was all about him and his family, but the person at the center of the story had a family too.

    If people don't want to vote for Bush over this, then I'm sure Huckabee or Walker or Santorum will be happy to get their vote.
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    Re: Does Jeb Bush have a Terri Schiavo Problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    He forgot to mention that the whole issue was that Terri's family - her parents - didn't want her to die. I know it was all about him and his family, but the person at the center of the story had a family too.

    If people don't want to vote for Bush over this, then I'm sure Huckabee or Walker or Santorum will be happy to get their vote.
    I think anyone who would decribe themselves as pro-life would have the same problem, execpt they wouldn't been as involved as Jeb Bush was. So, all three of those people you mentioned potentually have the same problem as well.


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    Re: Does Jeb Bush have a Terri Schiavo Problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    I think anyone who would decribe themselves as pro-life would have the same problem, execpt they wouldn't been as involved as Jeb Bush was. So, all three of those people you mentioned potentually have the same problem as well.
    Chances are anyone who won't vote for a pro-life candidate didn't plan to vote for Bush or any of the others anyway.
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