The Schiavo exploitation continues. Jeb Bush has pushed a prosecutor in Florida to open an investigation of the circumstances involving Michael Schiavo’s 911 call the morning that Terri collapsed – an investigation he admits is highly unlikely to find anything:
Gov. Jeb Bush said Friday that a prosecutor has agreed to investigate why Terri Schiavo collapsed 15 years ago, citing an alleged time gap between when her husband found her and when he called 911.
Bush said his request for the probe was not meant to suggest wrongdoing by Michael Schiavo.
“It’s a significant question that during this ordeal was never brought up,” Bush told reporters.
Michael Schiavo’s attorney has said his client called for help right away…
Bush acknowledged in his letter that an investigation may be difficult.
“I understand that these events took place many years ago, and that you may not be able to collect all the relevant records and physical evidence. However, Mrs. Schiavo’s family deserves to know anything that can be done to determine the cause and circumstances of her collapse 15 years ago,” Bush wrote. “The unanswered questions may be unanswerable, but the attempt should be made.”
Virtually all of this is nonsense. It is utterly false that this alleged time gap was “never brought up”. It’s been out there for years, but it’s based on virtually nothing. In a TV interview 13 years after her collapse, Michael said that he woke up and found her around 4:30 am. The 911 call was made at 5:40 am. But was Michael trying to be accurate in his interview? Obviously not. He was recounting that he got woken up in the middle of the night. In another interview, he’d said around 5 am. But there’s one really obvious reason why there was no alleged 70 minute gap between finding Terri and calling 911 – she wouldn’t be alive if he had waited that long. She was without oxygen. If she’d been without oxygen for 70 minutes, she would have been stone cold dead with no chance of revival. The fact that they managed to revive her after multile defibrillations, but with major brain damage, is proof that she was only down 10-15 minutes. The police investigated all of this at the time and dismissed it, just as they investigated accusations of abuse and dismissed them. But now 15 years later, Jeb Bush is still pushing for it when he knows damn well there is nothing such an investigation could acheive. Michael was the only person there when she collapsed. If he’d waited as long as they allege, she would never have been revived in the first place. End of argument. Except, of course, Bush isn’t really interested in truth here. He is interested only in continuing to exploit this issue for political gain.