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Schiavo politics

The Rudy Giuliani camaign tries to explain the candidate's shifting position on Terri Schiavo: ""Last night Mayor Giuliani said that ideally these types of difficult issues are best left up to families and when there are disputes, it is a matter for the courts to decide. As he said in Florida in April, there are sometimes extraordinary circumstances where the intentions of the person in question are not clear. The Schiavo case was one of those very special circumstances."

And Mitt Romney tries to avoid offending Jeb Bush: "In the case here, the courts decided what they thought was the right thing to do. And then I think Jeb Bush and the Florida Legislature did the right thing by saying, 'We've got a concern.' They looked over the shoulder of the court. But I think the decision of Congress to get involved was a mistake, " the former Massachusetts governor said. More here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:47pm]


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