Let's just get a grip here for a second.
Margie Schoedinger, in her complaint, alleged:
--That three men attempted to kidnap her;
--That, after reporting the attempted kidnapping to the police and FBI, law enforcement officials harrassed her;
--That afterward her bank account was frozen, her husband lost his job, and she was placed under around-the-clock surveillance;
--That all of the above was orchestrated by George W. Bush;
--That Bush pressured her to commit suicide;
--That she actually questioned Bush directly about his actions, and he replied that he was doing it to keep her from remembering the "numerous and repeated acts of sexual assault he has committed against her and her husband;"
--And that, once Bush decided that killing her was too difficult, he decided just to make her go crazy.
These details can be found here
, in a sympathetic
(if somewhat skeptical) account of Schoedinger's accusations. A rather different account
, in contrast, calls Schoedinger "deranged" (the original complaint can be found here
(pdf file, requires Adobe Acrobat)).
I don't know all the details, but given a choice between (a) credible or (b) deranged, I'd have to choose (b).
Having had some experience with these kinds of people (one of the occupational hazards of practicing law), as soon as the accusations of vast conspiracies, coupled with "repressed memories," come out, it's a pretty safe bet that the person making the claims is a few fries short of a Happy Meal.
Bottom line: lots of credible news organizations undoubtedly took a look at this story when it first emerged and decided it was nothing more than the lunatic ravings of a severely disturbed individual. Schoedinger, at least, is at peace. I suggest that everyone else let the story die with her.