Skip to comments.Fred Thompson Appears to Have No Opinion on Terri Schiavo Euthanasia Case
Posted on 09/14/2007 10:26:10 PM PDT by pissant
The Villages, FL (LifeNews.com) -- The newest Republican presidential candidate appeared to stumble on Friday while campaigning in Florida. Fred Thompson appeared as if he didn't remember the national controversy surrounding the euthanasia death of Terri Schiavo and presented mixed views on whether Congress should have gotten involved.
Terri was the disabled woman whose former husband won a court order to remove her feeding tube and starve her to death.
Before she died from a painful 13 days without food and water, Congress approved a bill by large bipartisan margins allowing federal courts to review the state court's decision allowing Terri's ex-husband Michael to take her life.
Bay News 9's "Political Connections" program asked Thompson if he thought Congress acted appropriately in its attempt to help Terri's family save her life.
"I can't pass judgment on it. I know that good people were doing what they thought was best," Thompson said. "That's going back in history. I don't remember the details of it."
"Local matters generally speaking should be left to the locals. I think Congress has got an awful lot to keep up with," he added.
Responding to their candidate's comments, the Thompson campaign told CBN News that the former Tennessee senator declined to share his opinion because he wasn't in Congress at the time the bill was debated.
"Not being part of the situation, not being in the Senate at that point, he did not want to pass judgment," Thompson campaign press secretary Jeff Sadosky said. "He feels some decisions need to be made by families under state and local government."
David Brody, the CBN News senior national correspondent, says Thompson's not answering detailed policy questions with more specifics could become a problem for him.
"The 'lack of substance' narrative will begin to form if Thompson doesn't move quickly to change the perception," Brody explained. "Rival campaigns will begin to portray him as 'not ready for prime time.'"
Hmmm... maybe Fred’s head is just empty over this issue...
It is possible he paid very little attention to it.
I knew you would, searching don’t mean nothing, I think they even talked about you on it...
here ya go.
Just doing the job fredheads wont.
Thx 4 the seizures.
I would like to see ANY politician’s statement on Waco, Schiavo, Kelo.
Where were the other candidates on this? LOL...
The attacks on Fred just keep getting more and more desperate.
I thought it was Ron Paul until I looked right at it.
tool. you like duncan, right?
Lifenews is just a disreputable internet rag, I know. Next time I’ll post a Maureen Dowd piece to get some cred.
it’s all good. we’re all on the same team when i comes down to it, right?
I’m still waiting for the Fred Hates Puppies story. You know they must be running out of material pretty soon, someone somewhere is writing the puppy story right now.
Frankly, I’m getting tired of it. I’m not a Rudy supporter, but I think we can all learn something from him today with his NY Times ad and go after the real enemy, those joined at the hip with Move-On.org who if winning the White House will owe them a great dept. That should scare the hell out of all of us.
Every single candidate went after Moveon and the dems. (except Paul). SOme, like Rudy and Fred, get lotsa coverage, others don’t. Each man is fully capable and has been smashmouthing the dems. The question before us isn’t “should we bash the democrats”? The answer is: Of course, and always. The question NOW is who has the balls and conservative record that we can trust as our nominee? THere aren’t very many, that’s for sure.
What does he think about the Black Dahlia case?!