I'm glad Bob Herbert has turned his attention to the ugly attempt by Jeb Bush to smear Michael Schiavo. In case you hadn't heard, Bush wants Schiavo investigated to find out if he called 911 quickly enough after his wife collapsed. Can this be anything but retribution for Michael's success in finally carrying out his wife's wishes--against the wishes of Jeb and his horde of religious supporters?
That includes Melissa Bean, my Congresswoman, whose campaign called me last night to ask if I'd volunteer. But of course I'll march in a Fourth of July parade for a woman who voted for the flag-burning amendment, the bankruptcy bill, and the end of the estate tax! I realize my district isn't as liberal as I am, but if you want to have a (D) next to your name, sometimes you have to vote like one.
In any case, here's hoping the public notices Bush's obsession with the Schiavo case and punishes him for what Herbert calls "uniquely grotesque" exploitation of the case for political purposes. Jeb deserves nothing less.