Fat Steve's Blatherings

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

More on the Schiavo Memo--2

      Michelle Malkin has another excellent piece on the Schiavo memo.  She says that an anonymous source told Mary Ann Akers of Roll Call that at least two other Martinez aides were involved in putting together the memo. Martinez's press secretary, Kerry Feehery, denies the story.

      Further, the Democrats are wondering whether Republican staffers tried to spread a story blaming the memo on Democratic dirty tricks.  The Dems may ask the Ethics Committee to look into this.

      Personally, I'm inclined to believe that more than one aide was involved somehow.  Remember, there were two version of that memo.  The first version had multiple spelling errors, the second cleaned up some of them.  And Darling said he didn't think he'd ever printed it out.  Multiple staffers would be compatible with a scenario in which Darling wrote the memo, someone else cleaned up errors, and someone else printed it out and gave it to Sen. Martinez (and other Republicans?) by mistake.

      Again we see that the coverup is worse than the crime.  If Darling had said, as soon as ABC News reported the story, 'I wrote that memo, but it was something I left on my computer to work on later.  Someone else printed it out, by mistake I presume,' he might have kept his job.  Certainly he would have lessened the damage to his party and his own reputation.



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