"For now that is all conjecture but consider this: Would the mainstream media have covered this lawsuit if the defendant was Bill Clinton? Pehaps Margie Schoedinger was a lunatic. Then again perhaps she wasn't, and that could be precisely why she's dead." (See complete story below.)
More on Woman Who Filed Sex Based Lawsuit Against President George W. Bush Found Dead
by Cherryl Aldave

On December 2nd 2002, Margie D. Schoedinger, a 38-year-old woman from Missouri City, Texas, filed a civil lawsuit against President George W. Bush at the Fort Bend County, Texas, County Clerk's office accusing the President of drugging and raping her. Nine months later on Sept. 22, 2003 she was dead. The medical examiner's office ruled her death a "suicide." Schoedinger, an African-American, was killed by a shot to the head with a Glock handgun.

This story has been covered by several internet media outlets and by a small English newspaper, The New Nation, but not by the national U.S. media. The first person to try to bring this issue to the national forefront was writer Jackson Thoreau, co-author of the e-book "We Will Not Get Over It: Restoring a Legitimate White House".

In an article which first appeared sometime in 2003 on OpEdNews.com, Thoreau claims that he interviewed Schoedinger shortly before her death. Thoreau writes that "she didn't sound 'deranged' to me... She sounded like someone who had gone through something weird and was trying to sort it out. She sounded like someone who wanted the truth to come out."

Supposedly during this conversation with Thoreau, Schoedinger stated, "I am still trying to prosecute [the lawsuit]…I want to get this matter settled and go on with my life… People have to be accountable for what they do, and that's why I'm pursuing it." Thoreau also says that "For the record, I contacted Bush's media office about Schoedinger and never heard back. As expected, I didn't have much luck with the Fort Bend County and other Texas authorities, nor did other reporters who tried."

In writing about the case Thoreau references an
article written in the Fort Bend Star shortly after Schoedinger filed her suit.

I'm not sure at this time whether the Fort Bend Star is solely online or if it's also in print, but the article was written by LeaAnne Klentzman. If you do a Boolean search for her you will find that she has apparently been a reporter in the area for several years. In an updated article about Schoedinger, Thoreau also claims to have had recent contact with Klentzman.

In Klentzman's article, printed December 11, 2002 Klentzman wrote that Schoedinger was "alleging 'race based harassment and individual sex crimes committed against her and her husband...' The suit lists numerous offenses and asks for actual damages, punitive damages and judgments against George W. Bush."

Klentzman also quotes a part of the petition which states "Whether or not Plaintiff's husband was raped remains in question, as Plaintiff was drugged after she was raped and her husband was drugged before her rape."

Klentzman goes on to report that "the Sugar Land Police Department conducted a background investigation into Plaintiff's past activities," and according to the article they discoverd that Schoedinger had "dated George W. Bush as a minor." Sugar Land is a town close to Missouri City, and coincidentally is also the hometown of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. Also, according to Thoreau "the suspicious 2002 shooting death of former Enron executive John Clifford Baxter in Sugar Land occurred not far from Schoedinger's residence. Baxter's death was also ruled a suicide by the Harris County Medical Examiner's office, a conclusion questioned by some, including Judicial Watch."

Klentzman never spoke with Schoedinger. In her article Klentzman says that although she made "several attempts" to contact Schoedinger, she never returned any calls, so I believe Klentzman gathered her material for the article strictly from the court papers.

One day after Klentzman's article ran, WorldNet Daily picked up the story but with a twist. The headline of the
WorldNet article reads "Suit claims Bush conspired to cover up rape. Unsubstantiated report goes online prematurely".

The writer, Jon Dougherty, reports that editor Jean Sandlin of the Fort Bend Star said the article "was posted on the Internet prematurely and without sufficient fact-checking" and "in speaking of Schoedinger, Sandlin added: 'I had heard she was a nutcase.'"

Dougherty goes on to say that "Repeated attempts to contact the reporter who wrote the story, LeaAnn Klentzman, were unsuccessful" before reporting that in the court papers Schoedinger "also alleged that she has been harassed and threatened by federal agents, her bank accounts looted, her husband fired from his job, and that she had a miscarriage after being beaten. In court papers, she intimated that Bush 'might have been the father of the child that was lost.'"

Dougherty's article also excerpts a portion of the court papers in which Schoedinger alleges "Defendant [Bush] took personal responsibility for these decisions...explaining to Plaintiff [Schoedinger] that committing suicide would be her best option…"

"Plaintiff is essentially dead in any case," the filing said, according to the WorldNet report. Dougherty says he attempted to contact the White House, but "The White House did not respond to requests for comment by press time."

Some voices are saying that Schoedinger's demise is just the lastest in a string of curiously timed deaths surrounding Bush, including that of "Fortunate Son" author Jim Hatfield.

For now that is all conjecture but consider this: Would the mainstream media have covered this lawsuit if the defendant was Bill Clinton? Pehaps Margie Schoedinger was a lunatic. Then again perhaps she wasn't, and that could be precisely why she's dead.

I write this with the hope that some larger news publication or civil rights group will strongly advocate for inquiry into this issue.

You can find the court papers on the
Fort Bend County Clerk's Office website. The link will take you to a search page where, if you just enter her last name, Schoedinger, in the "Name" box the documents should come up. The documents are downloadable in pdf or tiff form, and have this huge "unofficial" stamped across them, I suppose because they want people to buy the documents if you need to use them for any reason. In reading the documents it seems to me that everything that has been reported in the internet articles as far as what the petition says is accurate.

However, some of the documents filled out by Clerk's Offcie officials contain mundane spelling errors. Errors that officials used to filing these types of forms might not usually make. Also, much has been made in internet threads about the babbling nature of her allegations. The petition is indeed somewhat rambling and erratic, but at the time of filing the petition Schoedinger may have been under extreme duress, which is understandable if even a portion of this is true.

All I know is, my research supports these facts: A real woman who really filed a sexually based lawsuit against a sitting president is really dead because of a gunshot wound to the head the medical examnier says was self-inflicted. Common science tells us that women are far less likely to kill themselves with firearms, but this is just one of the many peculiarities of this case. The seemingly real obituary from the September 27, 2003 edition of the Houston Chronicle is certainly compelling:

"MARGIE D. SCHOEDINGER expired Monday, 9/22/03 . Funeral Service: Saturday, 9/27/03 , 1:30pm, McCoy & Harrison Chapel. Interment, Houston Memorial Gardens.

And no major media outlet has said anything about this.

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"Can anything be more ridiculous than that a man has a right to kill me because he lives on the other side of the water, and because his ruler has quarrel with mine, although I have none with him? "
– Blaise Pascal

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