Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise

Florida State Attorney Bernie McCabe, the prosecutor that Gov. Jeb Bush urged to do an investigation of possible criminal wrongdoing by Michael Schiavo the night Terri collapsed, has concluded that there is no evidence of anything criminal. Even Jeb Bush says that’s the end of the matter now, by which he probably means “please, please, make this go away so I don’t have to make myself look even worse by pandering to the delusional.”


  1. #1 raj
    July 11, 2005

    This is interesting. But when is the Palm Beach County prosecutor going to indict Rush Lamebrain for drug dealing? There seems to be some “rich people” justice going on in the Lamebrain case.

  2. #2 CPT_Doom
    July 11, 2005

    The saddest part of this is that the report is worded in just the right way to allow Jeb to skirt the very real need for an apology to Michael Schiavo. As one cannot prove the negative, no one can state definitively that he did nothing to cause his wife’s condition. Instead they speak about not having any evidence of wrongdoing, which is not quite the same as saying Michael Schiavo was innocent of any wrongdoing.

  3. #3 Kele
    July 11, 2005

    So is this thing over for good now? *sigh*

  4. #4 llDayo
    July 11, 2005

    “So is this thing over for good now? *sigh*”

    I highly doubt that. We’ll be hearing about this case for years to come as conservatives try to use it as an example of justice gone wrong resulting in someone’s death.

  5. #5 afsgtsam
    July 12, 2005

    Well this conservative is glad this thing is over for good now!

  6. #6 raj
    July 12, 2005

    Oh, just to remind you were this Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! came from

    Jim Nabor’s Gomer Pile character.

    It really was a funny program, with a lot of satire. And he was an excellent singer. It was astounding how he could transition from the Gomer Pile character to the singing voice–the voices were very different.

  7. #7 Patterico
    July 13, 2005

    And it was used as one of the background snippets in a Pink Floyd album (can’t remember if it was the Wall or Wish You Were Here — I think the Wall).

  8. #8 raj
    July 13, 2005

    Just to let you know, Jim Nabor’s “Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!” has become a classic.

    Issue for me is, he had an excellent singing voice. He really did. I’d hate to have his singing denigrated because of his humor.

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