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That memo that didn’t exist?

Martinez admits his staffer wrote Schiavo talking points memo


WASHINGTON (AP) – A one-page unsigned memo that became part of the debate preceding Congress’ vote ordering a federal court review of the Terri Schiavo case originated in Florida Republican Sen. Mel Martinez’ office, Martinez said Wednesday.

The memo – first reported by ABC News on March 18 and by The Washington Post and The Associated Press two days later – said the fight over removing Schiavo’s feeding tube “is a great political issue … and a tough issue for Democrats.”

“This is an important moral issue and the pro-life base will be excited that the Senate is debating this important issue,” said the memo, which was described at the time as being circulated among Senate Republicans.

Martinez told the AP’s Matt Yancey and other news organizations in a written statement “he discovered Wednesday that the memo had been written by an aide in his office.”</i>

This, after first the republicans denying that they wrote it, then denying that it even existed. Wait with baited breath the corrections flowing from Hannity, Rush, et al.

Ha. Again, these people are out of step with the country, put themselves into any issue that they feel they can score points from, and are liars to boot.

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