Schiavo update…

From an AP story Sunday morning:

Congressional leaders announced a compromise between Senate and House Republicans that would allow the brain-damaged woman’s case to be reviewed by federal courts that could restore her feeding tube. Opposition waned after House leaders agreed to give up broader legislation and accept a narrowly crafted bill that applied only to Schiavo’s case.

The Senate convened briefly Saturday evening to give formal permission for the House to meet Sunday, when it otherwise would be adjourned for the Easter recess.

The plan is for the House to act on the two-page bill Sunday or just after midnight Monday morning. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said the Senate then would act on the House legislation, assuming it passes the House as envisioned, and rush the bill to the president for signature into law.

President Bush changed his schedule to return to Washington from his Texas ranch on Sunday to be on hand to sign the legislation.

Hopefully we’re getting somewhere.

Meanwhile, Michael Schiavo appeared on CNN’s Larry King Show and was appalled that the federal government was involved in a personal matter. It’s getting so a fella just can’t kill his wife, take her money, and buy his girlfriend a diamond ring anymore without some nosey fed ruining it.

For me, as a “small government” conservative type, I usually cringe when the government sticks its wandering fingers into any and everything that is none of their business. However, in this case, it’s nice to see that they finally got one right. This was a great time for a blind squirrel to find a nut.

On any other day, I’d have agreed with Michael Schiavo about the intrusiveness of government, but there are too many inconsistencies and a pile of illogic that smells worse than all the BS that comes out of Schiavo’s lawyer’s mouth to ignore. I’ll cover that on Monday’s WorldNetDaily column.

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