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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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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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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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>>>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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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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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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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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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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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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