Category Archives: Scooter Libby
The fuckwit simply must be expecting something in his stocking from King George. From the AP writeup:
Former White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby is no longer appealing his conviction in the CIA leak case, a tacit recognition that continuing his legal fight might only make things worse.
Libby, the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, was convicted of perjury and obstruction but President Bush commuted his 30-month prison sentence in July. As a convicted felon, Libby will lose his law license and, in some states, cannot vote.
He might have had a chance to avoid those consequences had he won on appeal, but at a new trial his commutation would be meaningless and Libby would again face potential prison time.
Oh, wtf..this jackass got over on everyone..and Buddha knows his ass should be sitting in some jail cell somewhere if it wasnt’ for Bush pardoning his worthless ass..
Karma, lets hope its real and Scooter gets a big friggin dose somewhere down the line..
In a stunning disclosure today, King George had this to say today about PlameGate:
President Bush on Thursday acknowledged publicly for the first time that someone in his administration likely leaked the name of a CIA operative, although he also said he hopes the controversy over his decision to spare prison for a former White House aide has “run its course.”
“And now we’re going to move on,” Bush said in a White House news conference.
Right..we will forget it and move on..sweet Jesus on a Ritz..wtf? Pardon me dude but thats a heavy-duty admission coming out of your lying ass. Oh, then there is this:
Bush would not directly address answer a question about whether he is disappointed in the White House officials who leaked Plame’s name.
“I’m aware of the fact that perhaps somebody in the administration did disclose the name of that person,” Bush said. “I’ve often thought about what would have happened if that person had come forth and said, ‘I did it.’ Would we have had this endless hours of investigation and a lot of money being spent on this matter? But, so, it’s been a tough issue for a lot of people in the White House. It’s run its course and now we’re going to move on.”
Yep, he saved the ass of his pals and sorry bout your luck Valerie Plame but there are other more important things than keeping our governments secrets in the name of political gain to address.
He then prattled on about Scooters upcoming pardon by saying: “As to the future, I rule nothing in and nothing out,”
Oh no kidding. This is a shocker. And he says it all with a straight face. The stench of arrogance had to be strong in that room, I am telling you.
And that my dear reader is your BushCo moment for today.
But Fielding, one of the advisers tells NEWSWEEK, reluctantly concluded that the jury had reached a reasonable verdict: the evidence was strong that Libby testified falsely about his role in the leak.
So, my dear reader..even the Decider-in-Chief’s own counsel said it was a just verdict..why then did he commute Libby’s sentence?
The Big Dick Cheney.
Yes sportsfans..the big dick cheney was highly pissed about the ruling and therein lies the reason. An unnamed source within the Oval Office said this, according to the Newsweek article: “I’m not sure Bush had a choice,” says one of the advisers. “If he didn’t act, it would have caused a fracture with the vice president.”
Sounds like a little boy that didn’t want to feel the wrath of his daddy doesn’t it? Sure does to me. Sick bastards. May they all rot in hell with Jerry Falwell. The jury’s decision was the right one…the Shrubs..no way in hell.
Indiana’s Repube Representative Dan Burton was just on Hardball. The man is an utter moron. His hollow arguments regarding the Scooter Libby pardon were nothing more than reciting the liturgy of Bill Clinton’s crimes. When a Democratic Rep from FL asked him how apples and oranges could be compared AND mentioned the recent convictions of two govt officials for exactly the same charges as Scooter and they ALSO received 33 month sentences..
The fuckwit just repeated his blather about Bill Clinton skating. He added that Clinton pardoned terrorists..
These people are nucking futs..and the same tired broken record rhetoric is complete crap.
Faoud Ajami was a real tool on the show as well. He compared Scooter to the valiant soldiers who have died in Iraq.
I shit you not.
God these people are friggin out there.
The whole bru-ha-ha regarding Scooter’s commutation has a rank odor and let me tell you why.
All Presidents abuse the commutation and pardoning privilege..every last stinking one of them. They use that huge authority to take care of a large party contributor, or an old personal friend or a political crony. Its not news when this happens unless it happens like Scooters did.
Historically, pardons occur at the end of a term. That way it can’t be political fodder to be used against the offending President. Makes sense right? Bush is technically toast at this point in his ‘storied’ career as President of these United States, plus he plain doesn’t give a rat’s ass what anyone outside his little sphere think of him or what he does.
Federal officials have also stated that the Libby commutation marked the only time that the president has sidestepped the normal Justice Department review process on pardons and commutations. Another telling thing for me is that Georgie, through his minion Tony Snowjob, stretched the truth quite a bit when Tony said this: “But on the other hand, the president did consult with most senior officials, and I’m sure that everybody had an opportunity to share their views.”-King George did NOT consult the Justice Department’s Office of Pardon Attorney my dear reader..so in other words..he failed to follow protocol among other transgressions and freaking lied about it.
The rightwingers have been hot and heavy on this topic since the day it went down. One thing that pisses me off is that they use the Clinton pardons as a basis for their rationale for supporting Georgie’s pardon of Scooter the lying bag of sheepshit. Sorry, that was an editorial comment on Scooters character..but I digress. They are pointing out the pardon of Marc Rich and his wife as evidence that Billy did the same damn thing.. but there are differences they fail to note such as:
Marc Rich’s actions weren’t a security breach. Outing Plame and then lying about it represented a breach in National Security no matter how you slice or dice it. All our covert or secret CIA folks probably shook in their very expensive shoes when Plame was outed, as well they should have. It was also a political move and that’s wrong on many levels. Trying to silence your critics is one thing..screwing with the lives of people and the security of your most secret department in the federal government is entirely another.
Bush has showed nothing but contempt for the principles of justice in our country since he took office. The list is long and I will not bore you with a rehash of them all..you, as an intelligent individual, are well aware of them my dear reader. Most conservatives use a basic standard approach to law and order. We aren’t talking neocons here people. The true conservative loves tougher sentences, mandatory-minimums, and harsh punishment for those found to have broken U.S. law. They applaud justice no matter whose tit gets caught in the wringer if a law is broken, no matter how basic or victimless the crime is..like illegal aliens for an example.
So the real conservatives heart the hell out of the commutation, because Scooter is still a friggin felon, still has to pay his fines and still being punished. I call bullshit on that right here and now. Bush still has left the Pardon aspect on the table..which he will probably do at the end of his term. I want to hear all those conservatives squeal when THAT happens. Also, it should be noted that Scooter won’t be paying those fines..his well-connected “Free Scooter Libby” friends, of which Fred Thompson is the leader of the pack, that have contributed to his defense fund will have that honor.
Since when is King George and his cronies the last word on of the rule of law and grasping it’s meaning? These guys will twist and spin everything until your head is spinning and your dizzy from trying to follow their logic. Georgie had the nads to say he thought long and hard about it, and that it was unjust. Oh fuck you nimrod..you waited until an hour after the appeals court unanimously decreed Scooter should see the inside of a jail cell to pull this rabbit out of your ten-gallon hat.
It’s going to be chewed on for weeks to come possibly. BushCo tired to bury it on a holiday week but this is a biggie and I don’t care if you announced it during a black-out of the entire East Coast..people are noticing the stench to it.
The totals for all modern Presidents and their nasty, smelly, little pardons is as follows:
By comparison, his father, former President George H.W. Bush, granted 74 in four years; former President Bill Clinton granted 396 in eight years; former President Ronald Reagan did 393 in eight; former President Jimmy Carter did 534 in four. And former President Richard Nixon, who got one of Mr. Ford’s 382 pardons, granted 863.
So, as far as I am concerned..in the flame wars of who pardoned who and who is the smarmiest President in all the land of pardons..Jimmy Carter leads the Dems and Nixon leads them ALL!
So Nixon wins hands down in this contest..it IS a contest right?
Cross-posted at The Blue Republic