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"Casey Anthony Is a Great Mom"

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Casey Anthony's parents Cindy and George appear on this morning's "Today" show to defend their daughter. Watch the video here.

Prosecutors have dropped child neglect charges against Casey because they believe Caylee is dead. Casey, however, still sits in jail on first degree murder, manslaughter and other charges, capping a four month investigation into little Caylee's whereabouts.

Casey is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday, October 28.

• Meredith askd Cindy if she believes Caylee is still alive. Cindy said, "Caylee is absolutely alive. This is media frenzy, designed to slow down the process of finding Caylee. The 'evidence' of a decomposing body is circumstantial, and no evidence is 100 percent."

• Meredith also asked, "But Casey lied to police, and chloroform was found in her car. She doesn't come across as a distraught mom. Help us understand her behavior."

"The pictures of Casey partying at a club were taken before June 16. If you really look at the timeline, Casey's behavior makes's not possible Casey is guilty," says Cindy.

"People never know how they will react in difficult times," she said. "Casey gets judged every day."

"We have never doubted our daughter, not even in a quiet moment," said George.

• When Meredith asked Cindy and George if they would support Casey if she's found guilty of murder, Cindy answered, "I don't believe Casey is dead. I would support her but...I don't know what I'd do."

What do you think of Cindy Anthony's comments? Comment in the momlogic community.

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John October 22, 2008, 12:47 PM

Cindy Anthony can never “get into specifics of the case” because she has no specifics. She talks about “leads” that she gets every day, but never says what they are. She has become her daughter. She claims that the idictment is a tactic to slow down the process of defense review of evidence when, in fact, it guarantees that the evidence will be made available to the defense.
George says “Casey has been a great daughter”. If that is the case, explain the multiple thefts of money, unauthorized use of credit cards, theft of money from Casey’s grandparents, her friends. Pretending to have a job when she didn’t, taking police on one wild goose chase after another, ruining Zaneida Gonzalez’ life, and on and on.

Evidence shows the child is dead. The fact that the evidence is circumstantial does not mean that the evidence is not probative. Most homocides have no eye witnesses who are alive. Casey has not cooperated, she has constantly lied, blatantly.
Cindy needs to stop being coddled by interviewers like Meridith and confronted with the truth. I have no idea what her motive is, but she is just as much of a liar as her daughter is.

Sherri October 22, 2008, 1:00 PM

Amen, Cindy need to smell the coffee, if it looks like a pig and it smells like a pig then guess what its a pig.

This little girl needs to be found and given a place to rest. Not left out for some animal to do whatever they want with her. WAKE UP CINDY>

Michelle October 22, 2008, 1:19 PM

I don’t believe that Cindy has become her daughter. I think Casey became her mother. The excuses that Cindy comes up with (fabricates?) to explain Casey’s innocence are preposterous. The more I listen to Cindy, the more I see how Casey has the ability to produce lie after lie.

It sickens me that Cindy can say that Casey is just as much of a victim as Caylee is. How is that possible? Casey had a team of people protecting her and lying for her from the start. Casey is now in prison getting 3 meals a day and being protected from other inmates. Who protected Caylee?

Linda October 22, 2008, 1:37 PM

This is disgusting! These talk shows putting on the grandparents, etc. etc. of that deranged Casey Anthony. They speak with a forked tongue. Not a month ago, their was testimony given by other friends of Casey’s that her mother and she were into it all the time about how she cared for her child, how neglectful, blah, blah, blah. This is pure stupidity. Put something else on worthwhile to watch. We know the story.

leslieawood October 22, 2008, 1:40 PM

What I got from this is that they know Caylee is dead but cant admit it publicly because they are trying to get Casey out of it, of course when whats left of Caylee is found, they will act like they just cant believe it and are just as shocked as anyone by this, so they cant get public sympothy.

Donna October 22, 2008, 1:41 PM

Sherri, John, and Michelle? You could not have said it any better. If Casey was a good mother and she realized her life is pretty much over, no matter how she looks at it, she would tell the truth and at least let that baby girl rest in peace.

rachelemybelle October 22, 2008, 1:44 PM

This woman Cindy is out of her mind—be it with grief or whatever. In any case, she’s quite, quite mad.

Linda October 22, 2008, 1:50 PM

rachelemybelle: Agreed. But I think grandma has sociopathic tendencies herself, which is where the “killer” gets them. I can just imagine what went on in that household. Whew! Sweet baby Caylee, while should have had a chance to live, would have an agonizing life and ended up like the other females in that clan. Hopefully, she is in the arms of our Heavenly Father where she is safe now.

rachelemybelle October 22, 2008, 1:53 PM

Linda, I think so, too. The proverbial apple didn’t fall far from the proverbial tree in this situation, did it?

Jen October 22, 2008, 1:57 PM

If Casey was such a “great” mom… then why didn’t she ever report her daughter missing? I completely agree that Casey has become what she is because of her mother. The lies and denial is sickening to watch. Everyone wants to find Caylee alive!!! Why does she think that this case has warranted so much attention? Just the site of that little girl makes people want to find her alive and safe and healthy. SHARE YOU “LEADS” WITH US CINDY!!!!! Share your leads with the people who aren’t “prisoners” in our homes! Share your leads with people who are willing to look and search, because I haven’t seen you do much searching!
The truth of the matter is that these parents will support their daughter, just as they always have. They even said on the show this morning, that even if evidence is presented that shows guilt there will be experts to try and disprove it. They’re already posturing for the trial.
Poor Caylee. If someone names Zanida really does have her, I hope they keep her far, far, FAR away from these lunatics!

Linda October 22, 2008, 2:06 PM

AMEN, girl.

Many “crazies” are out there. This family is one of them. They just drive everyone else around them nutz.

One of the deciding factors in my opinion of grandma was the fact that she made the decision for killer to keep her baby, when mom should have made that herself. How cruel! She knew killer was a mental case and yet she insisted on her keeping her rather than getting her a stable and loving home with someone else. THAT is the real sign of what grandma is!!!!!!!

Sally October 22, 2008, 2:10 PM

It strikes me odd that every time I see George and Cindy on a TV show they are always talking about how Caylee is alive and how Casey is a great mother. But you never hear them talk about how concerned they are about what is happening to their granddaughter at that moment.

They know if their three year old grandchild is alive someone has to be feeding and clothing her and taking care of her. Yet, they never appeal to the kidnappers to bring her back. They never sob or talk about their concern for their granddaughter’s welfare. Is she getting enough to eat or sleep and how is she being treated?

Instead George and Cindy are too busy blaming the media and law enforcement for conspiring to get their daughter.

Cindy and George are not in denial. They are in cover up mode, calculating and choosing their words carefully, repeating the same mantra: “Our granddaughter is alive and we are going to find her.”

If they really believed that, they would be traveling to the states where they believe Caylee was sighted and not appearing on national TV trying to brainwash the public into believing their daughter is innocent. It is all a PR campaign to brainwash the potential jury pool with reasonable doubt.

They are trying to save their daughter’s life, not their granddaughter’s life because they know their granddaughter’s life is over.

Dolores October 22, 2008, 2:17 PM

I’m at work and missed the show but did Cindy mention the photograph of Zenaida with Caylee and Casey that Jose said they had a few weeks ago? he was awfully vocal about it then and said he had guys flying out to retrieve it, but then he stopped talking about it (gee wonder why). That seems like something Cindy would discuss if they had it.

Linda October 22, 2008, 2:18 PM

Sally: You got it right! They made too many inflammatory statements in the beginning of the case that they are trying to rub out (from advice of their attys. probably) I also believe they will not accept the blame for making the girl keep Caylee, when she didn’t want her, now she is dead. Stupid is as stupid does. They know in the deepest parts of themselves the real story and can’t face it. These other things they do are hogwash!

Anonymous October 22, 2008, 2:27 PM

May Jehovah God judge Casey Anthony

RealMomsHaveCurves  October 22, 2008, 2:31 PM

These parents are delusional. What parent wouldn’t report their own child as missing? It is obvious that Casey did it (or at least was an accomplice)!!

Anonymous October 22, 2008, 2:34 PM

Like I said…. may Jehovah God judge Casey Anthony. Only Jehovah knows what happened to Casey.

TINA October 22, 2008, 2:35 PM


PenPen October 22, 2008, 2:35 PM

Are these two serious! Please I know they love their daughter but please can they open their eyes for once and see what is happening?

Kelli October 22, 2008, 2:38 PM

Casey’s attorney says that when the trial is over we will all “understand”. Any possibility the defense will have something to do with George molesting Casey as a child and so she killed Caylee to protect her? They have already said they won’t seek an insanity plea, so why not a fabricated story to make her father look like a monster and her look like a wonderful Mother trying to protect her daughter?

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