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To: All; floriduh voter; amdgmary
Tales from the dark side...

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U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler appears today in Fort Lauderdale to offer an insider look in some of the major political controversies of the last decade, including the 2000 presidential election, the Terri Schiavo right-to-die case, and the way the Federal Emergency Management Agency dealt with hurricane damage.

Wexler, who represents central and northern Broward, is the author of a new book, Fire Breathing Liberal: How I Learned to Survive (and Thrive) in the Contact Sport of Congress. He'll speak at today's event, and will sign copies of the book.............

Fort Lauderdale: Congressman to offer insight into past issues

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778 posted on 07/02/2008 3:27:04 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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And this from Newsweak...

Realize, they brought this back from April, 2005, for a fresh look today. I can but excerpt from this source. Whatever the slant, it punctuates the strength of Terri's Legacy, continuing as a force without peer today.

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In the end, Terri Schiavo's bitterly divided family couldn't even agree on what she looked like as she slowly died. Late last week her loved ones visited her bedside at the Woodside Hospice House in Pinellas Park, Fla., where the feeding tube that kept her alive was removed one week before. They caressed her luminous skin and squeezed her gnarled hands. According to her parents and siblings, who had fought unsuccessfully to keep the tube connected, Schiavo resembled an Auschwitz survivor, her cheeks sunken and her lips desiccated by dehydration. She seemed full of torment, said a family spokesman.

"It was as if she was pleading with her mother for help." But in the scene described by her husband's family, which had battled to cut off Schiavo's nourishment, she appeared to be quietly and serenely slipping away. "She's very peaceful," said her brother-in-law Brian Schiavo last week. "Her wishes are being carried out.".........

THE LEGACY OF TERRI SCHIAVO... ONE WOMAN'S JOURNEY FROM MARITAL BLISS TO MEDICAL DARKNESS--AND THE FORCES THAT MADE HER STORY A POLITICAL AND ETHICAL WATERSHED

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779 posted on 07/02/2008 3:35:44 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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