(Did I mention that white people win?)
I didn't think Bush would be dumb enough to drop Scooter Libby's sentence.
That's what I get for doubting the stupidity of this man.
Here is Bush's official statement,
WHEREAS Lewis Libby was convicted in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in the case United States v. Libby, Crim. No. 05-394 (RBW), for which a sentence of 30 months' imprisonment, 2 years' supervised release, a fine of $250,000, and a special assessment of $400 was imposed on June 22, 2007;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, pursuant to my powers under Article II, Section 2, of the Constitution, do hereby commute the prison terms imposed by the sentence upon the said Lewis Libby to expire immediately, leaving intact and in effect the two-year term of supervised release, with all its conditions, and all other components of the sentence.
IN WITNESS THEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this second day of July, in the year of our Lord two thousand and seven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-first.
I don't care about the legal minutiae of the case, Scooter Libby was connected with a White House movement to leak the identity of a government agent whose husband spoke out against the Iraq war intelligence.
Libby was complicit in a traitorous act.
Apparently 30 months is too harsh of a penalty for treason.
However, there was nothing harsh in the sentences of the Negroes Governor Bush let fry, despite the fact that their lawyers fell asleep during their trials or showed up to court drunk and on cocaine.
- "The Chicago Tribune published a compelling report on an investigation of all 131 death cases in Governor Bush's time. It made chilling reading.
In one-third of those cases, the report showed, the lawyer who represented the death penalty defendant at trial or on appeal had been or was later disbarred or otherwise sanctioned. In 40 cases the lawyers presented no evidence at all or only one witness at the sentencing phase of the trial."
George Bush for Justice!
More than outrage or any other emotion, I am insulted.
There is no respect for even those of the most miniscule intellect.
- George Bush can talk about justice while overseeing the slaughter of hundreds of men who got worse lawyers than terrorism suspects.
- Cheney can seriously claim that the Vice President's office is not in the Executive Branch and have people debate that shit.
- Scalia can use TV show characters as a justification for torture and sit on the Supreme Court.
As my boy from college said,
"Piss down my back and tell me it's raining."
Most Americans are still looking for the umbrella.