Monday, June 20, 2005

Jeb's Jabs

Dear Leader's brother (and heir-apparent), continues his cynical meddling in the Schiavo affair:

LARGO - Refusing to give up on the Terri Schiavo case, Gov. Jeb Bush has asked Pinellas prosecutors to sort out time discrepancies Michael Schiavo has provided regarding the hour he found his wife unconscious 15 years ago.

State Attorney Bernie McCabe has agreed to review the time elements in the case, his chief assistant, Bruce Bartlett, said Thursday.

Of course.

Jefferson famously said that "the earth belongs to the living"; Jeb obviously subscribes to the contrary philosophy. Though the concept of a necrocracy is not unfamiliar to those of us who have grown weary of the brain-dead politics of the Bush klan, Jeb, as envious younger-brother, perhaps has more ambition in this regard than even Dear Leader or Dear Leader's Father.

Jeb's sympathy may have been elicited when the plug was pulled on Ms Schiavo's Bush-like intellect, but the younger Bush's actions and rhetoric over the Schiavo affair outdid even the most cynical among congressional Repugs -- save Dr Frist and Tom DeLay, who cannot be outdone.

Maybe Jeb is a cynical idealist -- an oxymoronic description, but also true -- a fairly common type among politicians.

One thing's for sure, he doesn't care about the living:

Last month, we reported here about Jeb Bush's courtroom efforts to crush the life of an abused, poverty-stricken 6-year-old girl in his gubernatorial satrapy of Florida. Later, against all odds, a jury of ordinary citizens thwarted the dynast's brutal will. But as befits a scion of the ruling family, Bush is now brushing aside this interference from the rabble and pressing ahead with his plans to strip the little girl of all public assistance.

Bush's minions went to court earlier this year in a bid to cut off medical aid to Marissa Amora, who, at the age of 2, had been abandoned by Jeb's "Department of Children and Families" despite overwhelming evidence of horrific past abuse -- and the imminent danger of more to come. More came. Within weeks, she was beaten almost to death; then Jeb's agents tried to stop her medical treatment and let her die. She survived their malign intervention and is now thriving with a new family -- but still suffers from permanent, catastrophic damage caused by the entirely predictable beating she received after the DCF cast her aside.

Read the whole thing. It's marvelously wrathful. Fuck Jeb Bush.

**Added: Read Aunt Jenna.