The Lincoln Plawg - the blog with footnotes
Thursday, March 24, 2005
Schiavo: sanity from the Florida Senate, of all places
You might expect Maximum Bob. But, as if to give a lesson to their more exalted colleagues in Washington, Florida senators have declined to add a sideshow to the Schiavo circus.
Sen Daniel Webster's SB 804  was rejected on passage by 21-18.
Now, the state of the parties in the Florida Senate is 26-14 in favour of the GOP . Of the Dems, 12 voted against the bill, one - Al Lawson - voted for, and one did not vote. Republicans racked up 9 votes against:
More joy in heaven...
Meanwhile, the Governor has another stunt:
Jeb Bush and the state's social services agency filed a petition in state court to take custody of Schiavo and, presumably, reconnect her feeding tube. It cites new allegations of neglect and challenges Schiavo's diagnosis as being in a persistent vegetative state. The request is based on the opinion of a neurologist working for the state who observed Schiavo at her bedside but did not conduct an examination of her.
Better than Frist's VT diagnosis technique, but...
A flavour of Tallahassee in a time of Schiavo.
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