Monday, March 21, 2005
Do you know this man?
His name is Jim Davis, that would be, "Congressman Jim Davis" to you. Congressman Jim Davis was elected to Congress in 1996, and, he tells us via his website that he "brought a wealth of legislative experience and a common sense approach to the House of Representatives." Not only that, before his fourth year of service was complete, the Tampa Tribune thought it wise to report that he is "a moderate lawmaker of unimpeachable character, an unpretentious man his colleagues naturally look to for leadership." Naturally.
Well, in a bit of irony, we looked up Congressman Davis. And, the first thing you see when you get
to his website is this:
Of course, if you happen to be the parents of a desperately disabled child who is about to be denied the basics of food and water, well then, Congressman Jim feels it would be a "clear threat to our democracy" to get you any kind of empowerment. Thankfully, for the Schiavos, Congressman Jim's colleagues did not look to him for leadership -- naturally or otherwise -- The House voted 203 to 58 (Source Archive) for the bill that would empower the Schiavos to have their case heard in Federal Court which would require that she at least be given food and water while all this gets sorted out.
Maybe next time, Jimbo.