If so, then the folks who pushed the GOP into this need to pay one HELL of a price. As in, they NEED to get shut out.
The questions I raised in my post # 45 still stand unanswered. Those things seem strange, unnerving.
HOWEVER, because of everyone's help here (THANK YOU LOADS!)I can make the following statements:
1) The state and county is listed on the top of the first page - this seems to be standard practice in FL. http://www.zimp.org/stuff/ . Also, see the Stephen Wise affidavit at http://terrisfight.org/ .
2) Patricia Anderson was the attorney for the Schindler's, as referenced in this article (among others) http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=34175
PATRICIA FIELDS ANDERSON, ESQ.
Fla. Bar No. 352871
447 THIRD AVENUE NORTH, SUITE 405
ST. PETERSBURG, FL 33701
Phone: (727) 895-6505; Fax: (727) 898-4903
3) There IS a Patricia Anderson listed as a notary public in FL, with a different commission #. Suspicious? NO. Here you can look her up: http://notaries.dos.state.fl.us/ If you go directly to this page, http://notaries.dos.state.fl.us/notidsearch.asp?id=12714 you will note that the name matches the above, and that the issue date is the day after the expiration date of the seal on the document which started this all. You may have noted that the middle initial is different than what is on the document. This can be easily explained by the fact that some (liberated?) women use their maiden name as their middle initial.
4) For whatever reason, a different commission number is used on the latest Patricia Anderson commission. The best I can tell, the "CC" series denotes a set of issue or expiration years. The DD series are the most recent commissions issued.
For whatever reason, the attorney's printed, stamped or typed name below her signature is not present, except as contained in the notary seal. This is sloppy work for an attorney, **at least in my state** - but in FL, things may be different: http://www.zimp.org/stuff/ (look at the Heidi Law #23 affidavit for similarity purposes). You can also examine the court documents at http://terrisfight.org/ for examples of diversity in affidavits.
The document is legal as best I can tell, but it is definitively NOT a hoax for the reasons my sister proffered.
NOW - how about the remaining inconsistencies?
"If so, then the folks who pushed the GOP into this need to pay one HELL of a price. As in, they NEED to get shut out."
I couldn't agree more. Even if this affidavit is valid, this has been a disaster for the Republican party. And if it's bogus, well....
I wrote the afternoon talk radio show the following email:
I can tell you, as a person who participated in the Internet debate this weekend, that while U.S. conservatives will normally strongly defend the sanctity of marriage, they have been demanding that the President, his brother, and the Republican party take action.
In this case, there have been many sinister allegations made about Terri's husband. Some are based on an affidavit filed in the Florida courtroom; others are pure speculation. As a result, those who would normally never support the intrusion of the federal government into a private family matter want action, and they want it now.
One thing is for sure--if Michael Schiavo is telling the truth, and the allegations about him are spread by people with an agenda, then the Schindlers have been badly abused, because they have literally begged the Internet community to help them."