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Michael Schiavo Shopping His Book
Newsmax.com ^ | 6/17/05

Posted on 06/18/2005 5:52:16 AM PDT by veronica

Less than three months after his instructions to starve his wife to death were carried out by court order, Michael Schiavo is seeking a book deal.

Schiavo is in Manhattan, reports the New York Post - "shopping his book proposal among publishers."

"The timing couldn't be better," the Post notes, with news of his wife's autopsy on the front page of every newspaper this week.

Schiavo's book agent, David Vigliano, told the paper: "I think this is a seminal right to die with dignity story."

Schiavo's story, however, may not be over just yet.

Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Friday he may ask prosecutors to probe questions about Michael's conduct on the night of his wife's collapse 15 years ago, which left her mentally disabled. :


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1 posted on 06/18/2005 5:52:17 AM PDT by veronica
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To: veronica

"I think this is a seminal right to die with dignity story."

Death by dehydration and/or starvation against one's will is not an illustration of dignity, sir.


2 posted on 06/18/2005 5:59:54 AM PDT by jdm (The answer to the extra credit question on a Columbia U exam is always choice C: "Bush's Fault.")
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To: veronica

"Schiavo's story, however, may not be over just yet"

:)


3 posted on 06/18/2005 6:03:32 AM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: veronica
"I think this is a seminal right to die with dignity story."

Or a 'How To ______________' book. Fill in the blank.

4 posted on 06/18/2005 6:04:19 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: veronica

Isn't Fuhrman's book also a "ka-ching" opportunity?


5 posted on 06/18/2005 6:05:36 AM PDT by mountaineer
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To: veronica

well, isn't this the way things are done today?

Something dreadful happens, everyone wants to rush to write books about it and make $$$'s. I am certainly not suprised.


6 posted on 06/18/2005 6:05:59 AM PDT by television is just wrong (http://hehttp://print.google.com/print/doc?articleidisblogs.blogspot.com/ (visit blogs, visit ads).)
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To: veronica
"I think this is a seminal right to die with dignity story."

It was not so much a right-to-die or right-to-life story as it was a story about who speaks for a person when she cannot speak for herself.

7 posted on 06/18/2005 6:06:47 AM PDT by newgeezer (Just my opinion. Your mileage may vary.)
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To: veronica

... at least the flowers in her room had water


8 posted on 06/18/2005 6:14:32 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (Look! Jimmy Carter! History's greatest monster!)
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To: veronica

Wishing there were a way to let publishers know beforehand, how unhappy some folks will be with the publisher of MS's book. I will not be content just to refrain from buying the book.


9 posted on 06/18/2005 6:17:43 AM PDT by Graymatter
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To: Graymatter

I for one, will not buy his book, watch his movie, or give him water if he asks.


10 posted on 06/18/2005 6:19:44 AM PDT by queenkathy ("Eat a live toad first thing in the morning. Nothing worse can happen to you for the rest of the day)
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To: veronica

I wonder if the word "Shame" can be found in the book ?


11 posted on 06/18/2005 6:20:45 AM PDT by Red Sea Swimmer (Tisha5765Bav)
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To: veronica
Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Friday he may ask prosecutors to probe questions about Michael's conduct...

Or he may not.
One great big hunk of finger in the wind...smelling like baloney.

12 posted on 06/18/2005 6:21:16 AM PDT by Graymatter
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To: veronica
Michael better start a serial instead of the fiction novel he's shopping.

A serial is the only route for him because he will be haunted and hunted in many unique ways every day for the rest of his life.

Leni

13 posted on 06/18/2005 6:24:47 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Remember, Half the People You Know are Below Average)
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To: veronica
Ya know, virilent hatred of a person usually hurts the hater, not the hated. Not smart.

14 posted on 06/18/2005 6:25:14 AM PDT by William Terrell (Individuals can exist without government but government can't exist without individuals.)
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To: mountaineer

Last I heard, Fuhrman didn't order his wife killed by dehydration and starvation. I will not buy a book by a guy who just got away with murder.


15 posted on 06/18/2005 6:25:31 AM PDT by MizSterious (First, the journalists, THEN the lawyers.)
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To: Graymatter

People are angry enough that some will actively interfere with book sales.


16 posted on 06/18/2005 6:28:37 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: newgeezer

"It was not so much a right-to-die or right-to-life story as it was a story about who speaks for a person when she cannot speak for herself."

This has become my chant, and I think you and I are among the few who hear it.


17 posted on 06/18/2005 6:29:05 AM PDT by SoVaDPJ
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To: Graymatter

Bush met with Fuhrman recently. That's probably when he heard that Fuhrman had some evidence of timeline discrepancies. Bush is just covering himself.


18 posted on 06/18/2005 6:32:01 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: SoVaDPJ

I suspect you have a different meaning for "speaking for someone who can't speak for herself" than I would. Last I heard, assisted suicide has been, and still is, illegal in Florida. Since Terri's condition wasn't terminal, even IF she did tell Michael she "wouldn't want to live that way," killing her as he did was every bit as criminal as anything the famed "Dr. Death" did, and he ended up in jail for it.

At least, in his case, the people definitely made such statements, often signed and notarized. In the Schiavo case, there was just the word of a husband who "suddenly remembered" it some years after the fact, and almost immediately after he collected his settlement for her "care." None of her family heard her say any such thing, and none of her actual friends did either--I say "actual" because a lot of people are touting her sister-in-law (Michael's sister) as her "best friend" when that was most certainly not the case.


19 posted on 06/18/2005 6:36:55 AM PDT by MizSterious (First, the journalists, THEN the lawyers.)
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To: ladyjane

I just hope he will do the right thing, even if it's for the wrong reasons.


20 posted on 06/18/2005 6:38:12 AM PDT by MizSterious (First, the journalists, THEN the lawyers.)
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To: television is just wrong
Something dreadful happens, everyone wants to rush to write books about it and make $$$'s. I am certainly not suprised.

Except I don't think Michael believes that Terri's death was "dreadful."
21 posted on 06/18/2005 6:38:38 AM PDT by CO Gal (Liberals should be seen, but not heard..)
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To: veronica

I think this is a very sick thing to do.


22 posted on 06/18/2005 6:39:34 AM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: mountaineer

Yes. It's just that I have heard it said that the Schindlers are the one's interested in cashing in. This would indicate that's not so...at least not exclusively.


23 posted on 06/18/2005 6:41:07 AM PDT by veronica (Mimes and clowns are weird...)
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To: CO Gal

Maybe not. He did make a lot of money off of the insurance, but unfortunately, if there is a market to sell to, he'll get rich again.

There are no morals in this. It is how to make a buck. If people are willing to spend the money, it will happen.


24 posted on 06/18/2005 6:51:58 AM PDT by television is just wrong (http://hehttp://print.google.com/print/doc?articleidisblogs.blogspot.com/ (visit blogs, visit ads).)
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To: mountaineer
"Isn't Fuhrman's book also a "ka-ching" opportunity?"

So comparing the "grieving" spouses "ka-ching" to that of an impartial investigator's is reasonable?

25 posted on 06/18/2005 6:54:04 AM PDT by Earthdweller (US descendant of French Protestants_"Where there is life, there is hope"..Terri Schindler)
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To: veronica

Here's hoping he slips in the shower and bumps his head get knocked out and his current wife can starve him to death for the money he just inherited ( even if she has to lash him to the bed and duct tape his mouth shut for a month or so to keep his screams of bliss and tranquility from waking the neighbors ).


26 posted on 06/18/2005 6:55:04 AM PDT by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: mountaineer

The difference is with Furhman's book you have a chance to see the reality behind the hype and lies of Mikey.


27 posted on 06/18/2005 7:18:28 AM PDT by Houmatt (Jeb Bush is a moron. Tracking devices on sex offenders? Give me a break!)
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To: newgeezer
So now that Terri is really dead it turns out that their beloved MS is a capitalist after all.

The leftist MSM will be outraged.....naahh.

28 posted on 06/18/2005 7:22:12 AM PDT by Earthdweller (US descendant of French Protestants_"Where there is life, there is hope"..Terri Schindler)
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To: SoVaDPJ

Certain people cannot or will not accept the truth.


29 posted on 06/18/2005 7:46:26 AM PDT by newgeezer (Just my opinion. Your mileage may vary.)
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To: veronica
He's trying to profit from his wife's murder. What a despicable human being.

(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
30 posted on 06/18/2005 7:50:28 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: veronica

I figured he was writing a nursing guide.


31 posted on 06/18/2005 7:55:07 AM PDT by dfwgator (Flush Newsweek!)
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To: veronica

Well, this is one book I won't be buying! there is nothing dignified about dehydrating to death.


32 posted on 06/18/2005 8:45:55 AM PDT by Halls
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To: Halls

I hope the last chapter of the book is entitled: "Michael Schiavo goes to prison."


33 posted on 06/18/2005 9:23:42 AM PDT by Sun (Call the U.S. SELL-OUT senators toll-free, 1-877-762-8762 & give 'em "heck.")
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To: MizSterious

Agreed. There have been times when, though we were still married, there is no way that the first Mr. Sova should have been given the power to decide if I lived or died. And to me, this is the issue--If I decided that I didn't want a certain medical procedure, that's my business. If my husband, living with two kids and a whore has an opinion, it should be overridden. I don't care what he wanted done with her, his opinion should have carried weight totally less than zero.


34 posted on 06/18/2005 9:30:23 AM PDT by SoVaDPJ
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To: MizSterious

"I just hope he will do the right thing, even if it's for the wrong reasons."

It's too late. It was too late when he pulled down the new girl's pants.


35 posted on 06/18/2005 9:31:54 AM PDT by SoVaDPJ
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To: Sun

LOL--now that would be a good chapter to read! (As long as I don't have to give Schiavo or his family the money for the book.)


36 posted on 06/18/2005 9:57:47 AM PDT by MizSterious (First, the journalists, THEN the lawyers.)
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To: SoVaDPJ

Not sure what you're talking about? I was referring to Bush taking (belated) action.


37 posted on 06/18/2005 9:59:19 AM PDT by MizSterious (First, the journalists, THEN the lawyers.)
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To: festus
Sounds like a good plot for a TWILIGHT ZONE EPISODE.

The could call it "Sweet Irony."
38 posted on 06/18/2005 10:06:26 AM PDT by hummingbird ("If it wasn't for the insomnia, I could have gotten some sleep!")
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To: MizSterious

lol....sorrry. still stuck on your previous post.


39 posted on 06/18/2005 10:14:42 AM PDT by SoVaDPJ
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To: Graymatter; amdgmary

Well, after all, this will be FICTION.


40 posted on 06/18/2005 10:15:28 AM PDT by floriduh voter (www.terrisfight.org & www.conservative-spirit.org... The Schindlers "Never again.")
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To: veronica

Gee, Michael's a little slow shopping his book. There are five books ahead of his which are factual. Who's going to ghostwrite his harry potter like tale anyway?


41 posted on 06/18/2005 10:16:45 AM PDT by floriduh voter (www.terrisfight.org & www.conservative-spirit.org... The Schindlers "Never again.")
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To: jdm

Terri's Final Hours. Click on my profile page. Father Frank Pavone's account of Terri's death after suffering at the hands of her state sponsored murder. The State of Florida, I'm ashamed to say via the medicaid plan. That's one medicaid plan that will kill ya.


42 posted on 06/18/2005 10:18:16 AM PDT by floriduh voter (www.terrisfight.org & www.conservative-spirit.org... The Schindlers "Never again.")
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To: Graymatter

Jeb is trying to vindicate Charlie Crist and Everett Rice. He's looking to clear Michael before the 2006 elections. Michael is a republican, just like Judge Greer and lots of judges and legislators who voted against Terri's life. The GOP is full of left wingers who think illegal euthanasia is "keen". Why? Because the death lobby flashes a lot of cash and that makes them irresistable.


43 posted on 06/18/2005 10:20:17 AM PDT by floriduh voter (www.terrisfight.org & www.conservative-spirit.org... The Schindlers "Never again.")
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To: veronica
How can he write a book? I thought he died. The infallible Judge Greer said so and personally signed it.

"WHEREAS, MICHAEL SCHIAVO, a resident of Pinellas County, died March 30, 2005,....."

George Greer
Circuit Judge

44 posted on 06/18/2005 10:31:06 AM PDT by bjs1779 ("I donít want anyone trying to feed that GIRL" Greer thundered from the bench in 2001)
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To: bjs1779

And we all know if Judge Greer says it no one can change it.


45 posted on 06/18/2005 10:41:56 AM PDT by Tammy8
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To: SoVaDPJ; newgeezer

I agree totally - that's been the main issue for me as well.


46 posted on 06/18/2005 8:15:55 PM PDT by Texas Deb
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To: SoVaDPJ
Who spoke for Mrs. Scott Peterson when she was being silenced by her husband?

Oh..I forgot..she didn't leave a living will and in that case the sanctity of marriage covers everything. It supersedes the civil right to life.

Bye bye Mrs. Peterson....your husband measured the quality of your life and found it unacceptable. He knew what was best for his family. How dare the government get involved in your private family matter.

47 posted on 06/18/2005 10:40:29 PM PDT by Earthdweller (US descendant of French Protestants_"Where there is life, there is hope"..Terri Schindler)
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To: floriduh voter

I'm not sure Jeb had a chance in this one. With the help of Felos, the nutty death loving euthanasist attorney, the legislature slipped a provision into Florida law allow Terri to be put to death.

He signed it into law, and it was one of those small sections that no one realizes it's implications until Terri came about. He could not claim it was an inappropriate decision, Jeb signed the law. He could not go in with state troopers, he signed the law, and WOULD be impeached, with good reason.

I doubt Michael Schiavo will be invited to stay at the White House anytime soon, and I think Jeb would rather he be boiled in oil than hear that name again.

My 2 cents.

DK


48 posted on 06/18/2005 10:55:28 PM PDT by Dark Knight
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To: veronica

As I posted on another thread, I think MS turned down money from others to take over Terri's care because he knew there would be a book and a movie deal. Hollyweird will love this story because it gives them a chance to promote their pro-death agenda and bash Republicans and/or pro-lifers.


49 posted on 06/18/2005 11:00:18 PM PDT by jim35 (I'll bet Dasshole is Deeply Saddened now!!!)
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To: mountaineer

"Isn't Fuhrman's book also a "ka-ching" opportunity?"

Fuhrman doesn't commit murders, he solves 'em.


50 posted on 06/18/2005 11:07:38 PM PDT by Checkers
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