When there is a complex case such as this, where serious questions and doubts have been raised, the president believes we ought to err on the side of life
Hmm. That doesn’t sound like the government’s position on people labeled terrorists. Isn’t this the same administration that said, “you’ve got no fucking rights if we call you a terrorist, even if you’re an American.” Due process (which Schiavo has had) seems to be an ephemeral doctrine.
BTW to the mouth tapers – due process doesn’t mean the right decision results. People make bad choices all the time. It just means that you got a chance to speak your piece (peace?) to an impartial decisionmaker (as opposed to Bush’s lawyer free kangaroo military “courts”). Now live with it.
DRUDGE REPORT FLASH 2005®
Bush “saddened” by Schiavo ruling
Thu Mar 24 2005 13:50:50 ET
President George W. Bush is “saddened” by the US Supreme Court’s refusal to order Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube reconnected, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said Thursday.
“The president is saddened by the latest ruling. When there is a complex case such as this, where serious questions and doubts have been raised, the president believes we ought to err on the side of life,” she said.
Bush was spending the week at his ranch near this tiny town, and learned of the court ruling from a senior aide, she said.
Asked whether Bush was contemplating further legal action to help the severely brain-damaged woman, who tragic case has drawn international attention, Perino demured.
“We know there are still efforts underway by the parents and the state of florida to save her life, we cont to stand with those who are on the side of defending life,” she said.
At least he knew enough not to lie and call her “lucid”