Counsel to GOP Senator Wrote Memo On Schiavo

As previously pointed out, Hindrocket of Powerline Blog misrepresented the content of a Washington Post article reporting on the GOP circulated memo about the political benefits of then-dying Terri Schiavo.

Now that more information has come to light further confirming the accuracy of the Washingon Post’s (never to be confused with the conservative funded Washington Times) original story, Hindrocket continues to live in denail: Assuming this is for real, it solves the mystery of where the “talking points memo” came from.”

Yahoo! News – Counsel to GOP Senator Wrote Memo On Schiavo

The legal counsel to Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Fla.) admitted yesterday that he was the author of a memo citing the political advantage to Republicans of intervening in the case of Terri Schiavo, the senator said in an interview last night.

Brian H. Darling, 39, a former lobbyist for the Alexander Strategy Group on gun rights and other issues, offered his resignation and it was immediately accepted, Martinez said.

Martinez, the GOP’s Senate point man on the issue, said he earlier had been assured by aides that his office had nothing to do with producing the memo. “I never did an investigation, as such,” he said. “I just took it for granted that we wouldn’t be that stupid. It was never my intention to in any way politicize this issue.”

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