John Ellis Bush, governor of the state of Florida, college graduate, is apparently under the impression that a human being can be revived after their heart has been stopped for an hour.Gov. Bush wants investigation into Schiavo 911 call
, details Jeb's call to investigate how long Michael Schiavo waited to call for help when he discovered his wife.
The governor could simply talk to a cardiologist and learn that Mrs. Schiavo would have had to begun receiving CPR within 10 minutes of the heart stopping to have recovered as much function as she had. That period is extended when an individual is immediately chilled, as in falling through the ice into 30° water, but in a Florida living room, 10 minutes is about tops.
Apparently Mr. Schiavo has stated different times for the discovery of his wife, and Mr. Bush is trying to waste even more of the taxpayers' money on this over-investigated, over-litigated, over-legislated case.
Mr. Schiavo appears to have been attempting to get on with his life, and hasn't seemed inclined to extend this tragedy by filing lawsuits against those who defamed him. Unfortunately I'm beginning to believe that more litigation is the only way he will find closure.
Mr. Schiavo: sue the bastards to the point they are cleaning windshields with their sleeves on corners! It's the only way they will begin to understand the pain.
[Update] I have been reminded that there were two malpractice trials over Mrs. Schiavo's collapse. If there had been any error on Mr. Schiavo's part in summoning aid for his wife, it would have been uncovered during one of those trials which established medical error as the cause of Mrs. Schiavo's condition.