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Michael Schiavo thinking of his own political future when he endorsed Tim Kaine(D)? (that Schiavo)
National Journal ^ | Nov. 3, 2005 | National Journal

Posted on 11/06/2005 6:14:01 PM PST by Former Military Chick

Why did Michael Schiavo, a Floridian with Pennsylvania roots, endorse Democrat Tim Kaine's run for Virginia governor?

Your guess is as good as Kaine's, whose campaign first learned the news on Wednesday after Schiavo's PR firm gave the mini-scoop to the Washington Post. The maneuver was meant to motivate base Democrats in Virginia six days before the Nov. 8 vote. Schiavo's statement said lots of mean things about Jeb Bush and Florida, and only a few nice things about Kaine and Virginia.

This makes us wonder: Is Schiavo focused on Virginia's well being, or his own political future? Doesn't Florida hold its own gubernatorial contest next year? Schiavo's spokesman told us that the widower has no plans to run for office "at this point.... He's just saying that the debate between Kaine and Jerry Kilgore is exactly the kind of thing he's talking about."

Speculation aside, Schiavo re-emerges at a critical juncture in the 2005 political arch. Terri Schiavo's tragic case, and the GOP's reaction to it, helped launch a downward spiral last spring that continues today. That spiral, it seems, could help Kaine next week, far more than any endorsement ever could.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: histerria; jerrykilgore; kaine; nationaljournal; ohnonotagain; pukeonthedevil; schiavo; terri; virginia; wifekiller
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OK, I have thoughts on this I am just in shock over this news item.

PR firm, what next?

1 posted on 11/06/2005 6:14:03 PM PST by Former Military Chick
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To: Former Military Chick

the pro-American-death people are getting brave enough to show their faces for what they are.

If I say more - I will be removed from this board.


2 posted on 11/06/2005 6:18:37 PM PST by soltice
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To: soltice
I'll never forget the photo of the sterile, white Pinellas County van pulling away from the Hospice the day she died. why couldn't they even hire a proper vehicle? was she state property?

America at its lowest...

3 posted on 11/06/2005 6:23:56 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (I must be a little punk, because coffeebreak said so.)
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To: Former Military Chick

The Michael Schiavo endorsement is not soemthing I would be
proud of and Tim Kaine shouldn't either, but who am I to give Kaine advice.


4 posted on 11/06/2005 6:26:46 PM PST by Nextrush (The Soviet Union died, but the National Education Association is alive and well.)
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To: Former Military Chick
This Schiavo endorsement of the democrat is NOT going to do what either PR firm hopes.

The MSM and liberal pundits don't realize that the criticism of Bush about Terri Schiavo is LACK of timely action and their surrender to MSM biased news.

Not their intended help. But, the MSM, as usual, gets it wrong.
5 posted on 11/06/2005 6:32:14 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (-I contribute to FR monthly, but ABBCNNBCBS supports Hillary's Secular Sexual Socialism every day.)
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To: Peach; wagglebee; G.Mason; LucyJo; SE Mom; MACVSOG68; Pukin Dog; Bahbah; BigSkyFreeper; ...

Thought you might be interested in Terri's husband's latest activities.


6 posted on 11/06/2005 6:33:50 PM PST by Former Military Chick (I salute all our Vets, those who walked before me and all those who walk after me.)
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To: Former Military Chick
BARF ALERT?!

If he's endorsing this Kaine guy, whether Kaine wants his endorsement or not, that'd make me not vote for Kaine in any coming election.

Mickey's PR firm is the Scientologo-wacko lackeys. They want the world for a "better" future, unmarred by the disabled "scum" and others that have failed to pass their "test".

People ought to be VERY afraid. If we can't protect life, what argument do we have for anything else?
7 posted on 11/06/2005 6:36:35 PM PST by ConservativeTeaDrinker ((newbie freeper) Love thy neighbor - even the stinky liberal ones.)
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To: Former Military Chick

>>>Thought you might be interested in Terri's husband's latest activities.

Only interested if there's news of his assuming room temperature.


8 posted on 11/06/2005 6:38:06 PM PST by Keith in Iowa
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To: ConservativeTeaDrinker

Protecting dignity is as important as protecting life, to some maybe more important. M.S. may be a liberal, in which case he's an idiot, but he's not Hitler for following his wife's wishes. Wish you'd people quit trying to match, neuron for neuron, the compulsive, agenda-driven personal insanity of the denizens of Democratic Underground.


9 posted on 11/06/2005 6:45:00 PM PST by BagelFace
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To: Former Military Chick

Does Mrs. Kaine know about this?


10 posted on 11/06/2005 6:46:21 PM PST by muawiyah (/ hey coach do I gotta' put in that "/sarcasm " thing again? How'bout a double sarcasm for this one)
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To: Keith in Iowa

He is in the news because his spouse was the subject of mass media, rightfully so. She is no longer with us, why in the world does his voice have such importance? Well, at least it is the democrat's that are shameful using this man to further their cause. Such morals, the left has, eh?


11 posted on 11/06/2005 7:02:44 PM PST by Former Military Chick (I salute all our Vets, those who walked before me and all those who walk after me.)
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To: All

This guy doesn't have a prayer at running for dog catcher. If the whole business surrounding his wife won't ruin it for him, then having a tape sitting in the studios of WPHT-AM in Philadelphia in which he threatens the life of one of his many critics surely will.


12 posted on 11/06/2005 7:03:50 PM PST by AZ_Cowboy ("Be ever vigilant, for you know not when the master is coming")
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To: Former Military Chick

Shiavo's campaign slogan: A dead wife in every pot.


13 posted on 11/06/2005 7:15:53 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (Conservatives are from earth. Liberals are from Uranus.)
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To: Former Military Chick

Yahh...let him run...for ANYTHING.

I don't really care. Just because the media distorted the story bad enough that people sided with him...kinda, when they didn't know the whole story, doesn't mean they actually LIKE him.

Nobody likes Benidict Arnold. Even the British didn't.


14 posted on 11/06/2005 7:17:50 PM PST by zbigreddogz
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To: Former Military Chick

He's got no political future in Florida.


15 posted on 11/06/2005 7:21:44 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: AZ_Cowboy

It was the brother, Scott, actually. That was on the Dom Giordano Show regarding Glenn Beck.

It's been a while now, thank God.


16 posted on 11/06/2005 7:24:30 PM PST by AZ_Cowboy ("Be ever vigilant, for you know not when the master is coming")
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To: Brilliant

I just thought he was a grieving husband whose only reason for the media attention was to do what is right for his beloved wife Terri. Seems he must have had other motives??


17 posted on 11/06/2005 7:29:44 PM PST by Former Military Chick (I salute all our Vets, those who walked before me and all those who walk after me.)
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To: Former Military Chick
Good luck with that, Mike.

Michael Schiavo's problem...well, actually, his main problem in my opinion is that he's a murdering sack of feces...but aside from that, a major obstacle to his running for office is that he'd be perfectly cast as the creepy husband in the Lifetime Network movie about the Schiavo case if it weren't for one small fact: He actually is that guy.

(...and George Felos would be equally perfect to play the even creepier lawyer, except, again, he is that guy.)

18 posted on 11/06/2005 7:31:45 PM PST by RichInOC (SATAN: HOW ARE YOU MICHAEL!! ALL YOUR SOUL ARE BELONG TO US. HA HA HA HA....)
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To: Former Military Chick
I just thought he was a grieving husband whose only reason for the media attention was to do what is right for his beloved wife Terri. Seems he must have had other motives??

My thoughts exactly.

19 posted on 11/06/2005 7:34:14 PM PST by AZ_Cowboy ("Be ever vigilant, for you know not when the master is coming")
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To: RichInOC

AMEN!


20 posted on 11/06/2005 7:35:18 PM PST by ConservativeTeaDrinker ((newbie freeper) Love thy neighbor - even the stinky liberal ones.)
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To: Former Military Chick
This makes us wonder: Is Schiavo focused on Virginia's well being, or his own political future?

That's cute! A schmuck becomes famous while he kills his wife and may run for office under the 'democrat' banner? This world has gone mad!!!!

But then again, how different would he be from Teddy??????

21 posted on 11/06/2005 7:35:35 PM PST by eeriegeno
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To: BagelFace
"...he's not Hitler for following his wife's wishes."

What wishes would those be? Do you have information that wasn't available during Terri's murder? If you think throwing out insults comparing those against murder, to those at DU, is somehow comparable. DU, where murder is applauded, plotted and relished.

22 posted on 11/06/2005 7:51:29 PM PST by MontanaBeth (Never under estimate the enemy.)
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To: Former Military Chick

The only 'political future' he'll ever have is if the VA government creates an office of "state executioner".


23 posted on 11/06/2005 8:10:44 PM PST by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight)
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To: Former Military Chick; 8mmMauser; floriduh voter; amdgmary; BykrBayb

God bless Terri ping!


24 posted on 11/06/2005 8:10:55 PM PST by Ohioan from Florida (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.- Edmund Burke)
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To: Former Military Chick; All

For any interested in the earlier thread (a few days ago) about this:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1514547/posts


25 posted on 11/06/2005 8:15:07 PM PST by Ohioan from Florida (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.- Edmund Burke)
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To: Former Military Chick

What next?

The kiss of death, don't you suppose?


26 posted on 11/06/2005 8:24:34 PM PST by freema (Proud Marine Mom)
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To: BagelFace
Welcome to Free Republic; a Conservative forum, where life is recognized as an inalienable right. Statement by the founder of Free Republic

Michael Schiavo testified in court that he intended to honor his oath to Terri, to take care of her for the rest of his life. How did he follow those wishes? He did exactly what he swore she didn't want him to do.

27 posted on 11/06/2005 8:45:23 PM PST by BykrBayb (Impeach Judge Greer - In memory of Terri <strike>Schiavo</strike> Schindler - www.terrisfight.org)
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To: BagelFace
Wish you'd people quit trying to match, neuron for neuron, the compulsive, agenda-driven personal insanity of the denizens of Democratic Underground.

Get lost.

28 posted on 11/06/2005 8:55:13 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat
To: BagelFace

Get lost.

He/She/It already is.

29 posted on 11/06/2005 9:48:18 PM PST by reformed_democrat
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To: Former Military Chick
PR firm, what next?

Perhaps a Shiavo-Sheehan world tour. Maybe romance will bloom.

30 posted on 11/06/2005 11:12:04 PM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government.)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

ICK! Thanks a lot! You're going to give me nightmares tonight! :-(

Egad. She's just crazy enough to have a relationship with him, too. *shudders*


31 posted on 11/06/2005 11:24:14 PM PST by ConservativeTeaDrinker ((newbie freeper) Love thy neighbor - even the stinky liberal ones.)
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To: Former Military Chick

BUMP


32 posted on 11/07/2005 12:24:30 AM PST by AnimalLover ( ((Are there special rules and regulations for the big guys?)))
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To: BagelFace; BykrBayb; Salamander; Republican Wildcat; reformed_democrat
"Wish you'd people quit trying to match, neuron for neuron, the compulsive, agenda-driven personal insanity of the denizens of Democratic Underground.

Your grasp of the facts in this case appears to be amost as good as your grammatical construction.
33 posted on 11/07/2005 1:46:39 AM PST by shibumi (".....panta en pasin....." - Origen)
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To: shibumi

Cast a cold eye

On life, on death.

Horseman, pass by!

[That epitaph is beyond abominable]

34 posted on 11/07/2005 2:03:12 AM PST by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight)
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To: Ohioan from Florida
Pinged from The Jimmy Chambers Thread

8mm

35 posted on 11/07/2005 5:17:45 AM PST by 8mmMauser (Jesu ufam tobie..Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot
Perhaps a Shiavo-Sheehan world tour. Maybe romance will bloom.

That was my take too, imagine a sweeter couple than Mikey Schiavo and Cindy She-man.

8mm

36 posted on 11/07/2005 5:21:43 AM PST by 8mmMauser (Jesu ufam tobie..Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: Former Military Chick; Salamander

I think he misses all the attention. That's okay, I believe in God, and I believe that Michael Schiavo isn't going to have a pleasant afterlife.

Terri's grave marker is beyond offensive.


37 posted on 11/07/2005 5:25:49 AM PST by TheSpottedOwl ("President Bush, start building that wall"!)
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To: TheSpottedOwl

Methinks he doth protest too much.

[there's no time for ghosts when your conscience is haunting you]


I just about keeled over when I found that.
Talk about infinite audacity and guilt-infested self-justification.


38 posted on 11/07/2005 5:48:54 AM PST by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight)
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To: ConservativeTeaDrinker
that'd make me not vote for Kaine in any coming election.

Time was, you could count on people on FR not to vote for the Democrat because he wasn't a conservative or a Republican. I guess some people have other priorities.
39 posted on 11/07/2005 6:03:51 AM PST by HostileTerritory
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To: BagelFace

Bravo.


40 posted on 11/07/2005 6:05:23 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: Former Military Chick

Tim Kaine is pro life. Schiavo is anti life. His "endorsement" of Kaine is laughable.


41 posted on 11/07/2005 6:05:24 AM PST by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys-Reagan and Bush)
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To: AZ_Cowboy

I didn't hear about Scott's threats before. Could you tell us more about it?


42 posted on 11/07/2005 7:14:16 AM PST by BykrBayb (Impeach Judge Greer - In memory of Terri <strike>Schiavo</strike> Schindler - www.terrisfight.org)
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To: Salamander
I forget who posted it, but the photo of her grave marker was posted, several months ago. Despicable. My oldest child and I sat and chose a beautiful pink marble marker for my mom, with a loving bible quote. I can't remember what it was : (

MS is mocking God with that epitaph. I think he suffers from hubris, not an attack of conscience.
43 posted on 11/07/2005 7:25:01 AM PST by TheSpottedOwl ("President Bush, start building that wall"!)
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To: Former Military Chick

Well, if he runs for political office, he'll be an excellent representation of the Dem's "principles".

Sounds like he's missing the limelight, and that we may be seeing the development of another "cause" oriented Cindy Sheehan type with a "Bush is bad" message, and Jeb Bush as the main target. Some of the nutcases on the left want Cindy for President!


44 posted on 11/07/2005 7:27:16 AM PST by LucyJo ("I have overcome the world." "Abide in Me." (John 16:33; 15:4)
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To: Ohioan from Florida
New kitty showed up here on 10-21-05, which is the date that Terri was rescued in 2003.

Shame on those who didn't rescue Terri in 2005. (Homeland Security was going in and they cancelled).

45 posted on 11/07/2005 7:55:25 AM PST by floriduh voter (www.tg2006.com Tom Gallagher (R) for Fla Governor (Fla's Only Pro-Life Candidate))
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To: the invisib1e hand
You mean this van with the motorcade of cops? Not even a proper hearse? HINO made the arrangements for internment TWELVE WEEKS before Terri died. He knew 3 months in advance that this country would help him finish the job.

America should not be killing its people. www.terrisfight.org

46 posted on 11/07/2005 8:02:10 AM PST by floriduh voter (www.tg2006.com Tom Gallagher (R) for Fla Governor (Fla's Only Pro-Life Candidate))
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To: eeriegeno

How ironic that republican judges and state legislatures helped Michael kill Terri and now he joins the dems. The GOP got nothing for helping this scumbag, well nothing that's been made public.


47 posted on 11/07/2005 8:03:38 AM PST by floriduh voter (www.tg2006.com Tom Gallagher (R) for Fla Governor (Fla's Only Pro-Life Candidate))
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To: Salamander

Look at how huge the schiavo name is on the grave marker. Theresa Marie is a bit smaller in comparison. If he runs in Pinellas County, I can't imagine who would vote for him except the judges and the probate attorneys who helped him kill Terri, those who make money here in the robbing and killing of wards business.


48 posted on 11/07/2005 8:07:12 AM PST by floriduh voter (www.tg2006.com Tom Gallagher (R) for Fla Governor (Fla's Only Pro-Life Candidate))
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To: floriduh voter

I think it is probably more about looking for a way to make money off of his notoriety,whether in politics or something else. There will be those willing to help him promote himself for a cut of the cash, and he is more likely to have followers from the left than from the right.


49 posted on 11/07/2005 8:35:33 AM PST by LucyJo ("I have overcome the world." "Abide in Me." (John 16:33; 15:4)
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To: LucyJo
The left is a good place for Michael Schiavo. He stiffed a lot of republicans who helped him get his wish.

I guess he's just not satisfied to a nurse at the Pinellas County Jail. There is an ongoing investigation of his nursing license and his resume at this time by the state.

Taxpayers paid for his leave time while he was watching Terri being tortured to death and he was also controlling when her blood relatives could visit. I want my tax dollars back.

50 posted on 11/07/2005 8:43:29 AM PST by floriduh voter (www.tg2006.com Tom Gallagher (R) for Fla Governor (Fla's Only Pro-Life Candidate))
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