Bush spares Libby from prison term
I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS! I didn't care about Paris, but this ????!!!!
Huh???!! 30 months for violating federal law is too much?! IN WHAT WORLD?!
Added after cooling down a bit: was this done on advice of his good buddy Putin in Maine? (just kidding, of course).
Last edited by Ptichka; 07-02-2007 at 07:00 PM.
Actually the prison time is somewhat excessive for the 'offense', especially as everyone in Washington knows that Libby was pretty much thrown under the bus on this (he wasn't exactly the original source of the leak at issue, but with all the baying for someone from the administration's blood, someone had to take the hit). He still has a criminal record and has to pay a fine, he just doesn't have to go sit at Club Fed.
We're not exactly talking about selling missile secrets to China here.
Yeah, I knew Libby was going to get pardoned. I don't even have the energy to pay attention to that horrible person (Bush) anymore. Hopefully the next administration will be better than, well, the worst our country has ever had...
Poor Bush. He's under a lot of pressure. Where can he turn. He owes and owes and owes all those crooks he took on to help him get elected, and punish those who won't stay his course of killings.
Originally Posted by Ptichka
I didn't really know if a President could commute a sentence at will. It does save him the problem of giving an outright pardon. He knew that hell and high water would come down on him if he did. This was the best he could do for that crook.
Cheney is a clever *******.
Now tell me, they didn't rig that election in Florida. bleh.
Da' Spellin' Homegirl
I was wondering if that means he can't vote?????????????
I just heard on public radio that Bush can still pardon him before he leaves office. So all Libby has to do is not pay anything and the whole guilty verdict and sentence will disappear. Only in America and only with Bush.
Apparently ruining a Woman's career and then lying about it is ok with Bush.
Meanwhile Genarlow Wilson rots away in jail for getting a blow job....
Gotta love America. :frown2:
Bush will ultimately pardon Scooter. Another despicable act by this murderous fascist president.
Actually, it depends on particular state laws. Up until recently, Massachusetts even allowed you to vote while you were in prison. Here is a link with a table - http://www.hrw.org/reports98/vote/usvot98o.htm. As you can see there only 10 states disenfranchise convicts forever after the first offense; 29 allow voting on probation.
Originally Posted by Alsace
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Oh well, that's Bush for you.