Monday, July 2, 2007

President Bush Commutes Lewis Libby's Sentence

President Bush has commuted former Vice Presidential aide, Lewis Libby, sentence from 2 1/2 years in prison to 2 years probation and the $250,000 fine. And, as expected, Democrats are hemming and hawing about it.
As Independence Day nears, we are reminded that one of the principles our forefathers fought for was equal justice under the law. This commutation completely tramples on that principle
-Sen. Charles Schumer
But, I mean, come on, if the President of the United States can get away with lying under oath, can't the aide to the Vice President get off for lying to authorities and obstructing justice? Because that's what he was convicted of. Reading the statement by Sen. Schumer and you'd think he was convicted of leaking the name of a CIA operative or something.
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I don't seem to recall Democrats getting too upset with President Clinton actually pardoned 140 people on his last day in office. One of them being his own brother.

5 comments:

Mary*Ann said...

Funny how that works.

Indian Chris said...

Could you imagine if Bush were to ever pardoned a family member? I can hear the nepotism screams now.

john-google said...

I don't seem to recall Democrats getting too upset with President Clinton actually pardoned 140 people on his last day in office

I'm not sure want to be using Bill Clinton as an ethical barometer.

Anonymous said...

Holy crap, why didn't Bush pardon Ramos and Compean (sp?) before Libby?

The Dems are blowhards, as usual. They are playing to the Bush-BigOil-Enron-Conspiracy crowd, trying to drum up support before their approval ratings go negative.

DeoDuce

John K said...

If Mark Rich and Sandy Burg(L)er can get off why cant Libby? LMAO...