Tony Snow was spinning on his head like a hockey goalie getting peppered with a barrage of pucks. He is saying that Bush thought any jail time for Libby was excessive despite a jury of his peers deciding he should serve time. YET, nearly in the same breath, Snow is trying to say that this commutation does not weaken the jury system!!
Snow reminds me of the classic, stereotypical mouth piece lawyer for a organized crime boss.
Bush is saying now (via Snow) that he won't comment further on this case even though Bush already put himself into the case by saying that anyone committed of a crime in his administration will serve time. Yet another lie to add to the list from this sociopath. He is President Pinocchio.
Here, now he is claiming that Libby still has to pay $250,000 and that such a fine isn't a slap on the wrist yet I'm sure that Libby has plenty of money not to mention his defense fund to tap into. Special thanks to Fred Thompson by the way for a huge chunk of that defense money.
Then he said that poor, broke Libby can't work in his profession anymore and how punitive that is for him. Cry me a river Tony!! Scooter will be cashing in on a book deal and lobbying in no time folks. Snow is acting like Libby is going to be stripped of his clothes, kicked out of his house and left to roam the streets.
There are plenty of people in jail that believe their punishment is excessive too and should not have to serve time at all. None violent drug offenders come to mind and yet they have no chance of even having the president listen to their case let alone have it commuted!!
There some 3,000 commutation requests in the pipeline for Bush to look at and so my question is will these people be treated by the same standards that Bush used for Libby's commutation?? I highly doubt it. In related information, Bush has turned down 4,000 commutations so far in his presidency. In addition, back in Texas Bush bragged over how many people he has sentenced to death but when it comes to his buddy serving a meger sentence--it's a miscarriage of justice.
Snow is also claiming that Bush didn't give him special treatment and yet there are people serving jail time RIGHT NOW for the same convictions that Libby received and I highly doubt that THEY will have their sentences commuted.
It also fortifies this idea for our young people that if you know the right people then you can get away with anything.
This is a classic case of a quid pro quo: you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours. So basically it looks like Bush said that he'd commute his sentence and perhaps pardon him on his last day in office. In return, Libby will keep his mouth shut regarding where the other "bodies are buried."
I'd puke all over my laptop right now but I've vomited so much over this administration that I'm literally tapped out at this point. It's all dry heaves.
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This is a great quote for a GOP strategist. Yes, you read that right--a GOP strategist:
“From ‘You’re doing a heckuva job, Brownie,’ to ‘I don’t know anyone more qualified for the Supreme Court than Harriet Miers,’ to ‘When it comes to Al Gonzales, I keep whistlin’ that ol’ Tammy Wynette tune,’ to ‘Get out of jail free, Scooter,’ the story is the same: George W. Bush has raised the practice of being loyal to one’s friends to an art form,” said this consultant, who asked to remain anonymous.
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