Terri Schiavo Was Braindead; Fred Thompson, Too?
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This post, written by Steven Reynolds, originally appeared on All Spin Zone.
Fred Thompson does not remember Terri Schiavo enough to have an opinion on her case. He said this in Florida, not too far from where the protests for Schiavo occurred.
In a discussion in The Villages in Florida, Fred Thompson was asked about the controversial Schiavo case. Think about it for a moment. The Schiavo case was wildly important in Florida when it happened a few years ago. End of life decisions are vitally important to residents of The Villages, an adult community. But Fred Thompson says he can't remember enough about the case to give an opinion. From the AP wire:
Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson gave no opinion Thursday when asked about efforts by President Bush and Congress to keep Terri Schiavo alive, saying he does not remember details of the right-to-die case that stirred national debate.
Thompson was asked in an interview for Bay News 9's "Political Connections" program whether he thought Congress' intervention to save the life of the brain-damaged woman two years ago was appropriate.
"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."