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July 2, 2007

BREAKING NEWS: Scooter Libby’s Prison Sentence Commuted!

Filed under: Breaking News,Justice/Law,President Bush — Psycheout @ 4:08 pm

President Bush has made the correct decision. It makes me so proud to be an American. Justice prevails in the face of an overzealous prosecutor who wanted to punish Lewis Libby simply for being a Republican.

Libby is a hero for trying to expose Joe “the liar” Plame-Wilson. That is how his role in history will be recorded. Scooter Libby: American hero. This Independence Day will be very special for my family. Freedom and liberty are uniquely American concepts. These concepts are highlighted and celebrated today.

There was NO underlying crime. This is why Scooter will serve no time.

God bless America! And pray for a full pardon.

More as this exciting story develops.

Update: Wise words from our commander in chief:

“I respect the jury’s verdict,” Bush said in a statement. “But I have concluded that the prison sentence given to Mr. Libby is excessive. Therefore, I am commuting the portion of Mr. Libby’s sentence that required him to spend thirty months in prison.”

And these are truly the words of a compassionate conservative and a great leader who understands the sacrifice that I. Lewis Libby has made:

“The reputation he gained through his years of public service and professional work in the legal community is forever damaged,” Bush said. “His wife and young children have also suffered immensely. He will remain on probation. The significant fines imposed by the judge will remain in effect. The consequences of his felony conviction on his former life as a lawyer, public servant and private citizen will be long-lasting.”

The Lord told me this would be a great day. I had no idea it would be this fantastic. We all have cause to celebrate.

Update 2: Keep up with the latest with the news team over at Hot Air.

Update 3: Hug a liberal today. The far-left liberal blogs in the disconnected-from-reality based community are collectively weeping and gnashing their teeth. Do they recognize that justice has been done? Sadly, No.

Update 4: Even renegade RINO John Cole recognizes justice when he sees it:

Unlike many of you, my reaction to the commutation of Libby’s sentence yesterday was one of relief and confirmation, for if Bush actually had let Libby go to jail, I would have lost any little bit of respect for him I had left.

Update 5: Andrew Sullivan likes us so much that he nominated B4B for the coveted Malkin Award. I wonder who else is in the running. I hope we win! I’d like to thank the academy….

— Psycheout

82 Comments »

  1. Amen! Proof that the right man is leading this country! I hope Scooter Libby sues the pants off of those Liberal treasonists.
    God Bless President Bush!
    And for the record, I will not be hugging any liberals today or any other day in the near future.

    Comment by Mrs. T.D. Gaines-Crockett — July 2, 2007 @ 4:11 pm | Reply

  2. Frankly I think the jury that convicted Libby should do his time for him. How any group of Americans can see that Libby broke the law for the right reason is beyond me.

    Comment by BJ Tabor — July 2, 2007 @ 5:13 pm | Reply

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  4. Scoot, scoot, scoot, scoot. Libby’s a legalized liar.

    Comment by Bob Baffet — July 2, 2007 @ 5:24 pm | Reply

  5. That Colorado blog is at it again!

    Comment by At it again — July 2, 2007 @ 6:28 pm | Reply

  6. It really isn’t What you Know, but Who you know, and What you Know About them.

    Seems it’s legal to lie under oath with Bush in power…

    Comment by dav — July 2, 2007 @ 7:25 pm | Reply

  7. That’s right! Seems like the law can be broken subjectively now. Just like how biblical literalists pick and choose what to believe based on how it benefits their agenda. Crockett, I’m looking at you!

    Comment by adamnelson — July 2, 2007 @ 7:45 pm | Reply

  8. This is great news!

    Comment by Becky — July 2, 2007 @ 8:02 pm | Reply

  9. It’s not the sex, it’s the lying!

    Yeah…right.

    Comment by povertyrich — July 2, 2007 @ 8:08 pm | Reply

  10. He was spared prison, its wasn’t a pardon. helps if you read the actual story, rather than jsut make something up.

    and BJ, so the jury should go to jail for getting the verdict wrong? interesting view on justice, what are you smoking today?

    Comment by lobbey — July 2, 2007 @ 8:17 pm | Reply

  11. Bush should have done a pardon, but this is a step in the right direction.

    Comment by Red State Guy — July 2, 2007 @ 8:20 pm | Reply

  12. Yea great day indeed. Our president busted a convicted felon out of jail.

    Comment by ChenZhen — July 2, 2007 @ 9:11 pm | Reply

  13. This is a great day for America! I’m proud to be alive in this heady time of liberty.

    Comment by Sisyphus — July 2, 2007 @ 9:21 pm | Reply

  14. That Colorado blog is at it again!”

    Colorado is a moonbat state in training. Senator Brownback doesn’t need their support, and they’re welcome to join Vermont in seceding from America. The secularists and Islamists and Marxists can have Aspen, for all we real Americans care.

    Comment by Sisyphus — July 2, 2007 @ 9:23 pm | Reply

  15. I found this picture. I believe this may be Psycheout and Sisyphus.

    I guess they didn’t like that Alizee because they are homos (who don’t like women)

    You’re all gay. Gay gay gay.

    Comment by You are Homos — July 2, 2007 @ 10:20 pm | Reply

  16. There was NO underlying crime. This is why Scooter will serve no time.

    Johnnie Cochran would be proud. but , alas, that is the most widespread and fallacious talking point out there:

    QUESTION: The indictment describes Lewis Libby giving classified information concerning the identify of a CIA agent to some individuals who were not eligible to receive that information. Can you explain why that does not, in and of itself, constitute a crime?

    FITZGERALD: That’s a good question. And I think, knowing that he gave the information to someone who was outside the government, not entitled to receive it, and knowing that the information was classified, is not enough.

    FITZGERALD: You need to know at the time that he transmitted the information, he appreciated that it was classified information, that he knew it or acted, in certain statutes, with recklessness.

    And that is sort of what gets back to my point. In trying to figure that out, you need to know what the truth is.

    So our allegation is in trying to drill down and find out exactly what we got here, if we received false information, that process is frustrated.

    But at the end of the day, I think I want to say one more thing, which is: When you do a criminal case, if you find a violation, it doesn’t really, in the end, matter what statute you use if you vindicate the interest.

    If Mr. Libby is proven to have done what we’ve alleged — convicting him of obstruction of justice, perjury and false statements — very serious felonies — will vindicate the interest of the public in making sure he’s held accountable.

    It’s not as if you say, “Well, this person was convicted but under the wrong statute.”

    Comment by ChenZhen — July 2, 2007 @ 10:37 pm | Reply

  17. You Are Homos just gave us an example of why you don’t comment when you’re drunk or if your IQ doesn’t rival that of a glass of water.

    Comment by Psycheout — July 2, 2007 @ 10:46 pm | Reply

  18. You’re just saying that because you’re a HOMO!

    Why don’t you perform homoerotic acts on Ahmedinejad?

    http://politicalpalehorse.blogspot.com/2007/07/blogs4brownback-loves-iran.html

    Comment by You are Homos — July 2, 2007 @ 11:01 pm | Reply

  19. Defend yourself, homo.

    Comment by You are Homos — July 2, 2007 @ 11:06 pm | Reply

  20. What a fag. You Are Homos should drink a tall glass of shut the heck up.

    Comment by JOE — July 2, 2007 @ 11:15 pm | Reply

  21. Take that, left-wing media!

    Comment by Anti-Media — July 3, 2007 @ 1:12 am | Reply

  22. @Lobbey “and BJ, so the jury should go to jail for getting the verdict wrong? interesting view on justice, what are you smoking today?”

    Yes the jury should go to jail for being a bunch of American hating commies. It should be as obvious enough as the nose on your face that Libby broke the law to help the cause of freedom. You can’t make a liberty pie without breaking some eggs. If we all used your moonbat reasoning we would have to dig up all the Founding Fathers and jail them for treason against England.

    Face it liberals; if Valerie Plame wasn’t outed the Iraqis wouldn’t be enjoying the freedom they have now. No one should have to go to jail for setting people free.

    Comment by BJ Tabor — July 3, 2007 @ 2:45 am | Reply

  23. ‘No one should have to go to jail for setting people free.’

    If we captured, say, bin Laden, what about then?

    Also, if you prosecute juries based on their judgements, then you have a state-run judicial system – one step closer to fascism.

    Comment by interpreted — July 3, 2007 @ 3:32 am | Reply

  24. CORRECTION
    Scoot,scoot,scoot,scoot,
    Libby’s a liberated legalized liar.
    Scoot, scoot, scoot, scoot,
    George and Dick freed the little prick.

    Comment by Bob Baffet — July 3, 2007 @ 7:03 am | Reply

  25. “Justice prevails in the face of an overzealous prosecutor who wanted to punish Lewis Libby simply for being a Republican.”

    Fitzgerald is a Republican and an appointee of the administration, just like Judge Reggie Walton who imposed the sentence according to federal sentencing guidelines. As Republicans, too many of us continue to eat our own based upon the belief that an elite prep school, country club president is really just a regular decent guy looking to do what is best for our country. The evidence is everywhere that Bush has duped us. I voted for him twice and am now convinced that this administration is, first and last, a band of self-serving, self-important frauds. The president and his administration are about power and personal entitlement and I’m ashamed that fellow Republicans continue to defend behavior that is thoroughly against conservative values. Now, some of us are reduced to defending a perjurer tangled in an investigation of national security leaks… this is not conservatism! Worst of all, as we learned from David Kuo, many of the very people administration insiders would snicker about behind their backs continue to faithfully carry water for Bush in the blog world.

    Comment by kevinWarren — July 3, 2007 @ 8:46 am | Reply

  26. Mrs. T.D. Gaines-Crockett: you go to church, you kiss that cross, you think you will be saved at any cost? You have your own reality, called Christianity. So, you spend your life just kissing ass, a trait that’s grown as your time on this planet has passed. You think the world will end today, so you praise the lord, it’s all you ever seem to say. The Dead are free to roam… lonely children of the night, there’s seven ways to go… each leading to the burning hole that Satan controls!!

    Jesus “saves” – ha! listen to you pray. You think you’ll see the pearly gates, when death takes you away Mrs. T.D. Gaines-Crockett? Far away, deep below to the pits of Hades. For all respect you cannot lust, in an invisible man you place your trust. Indirect dependency. Eternal attempt at amnesty. He will decide who lives and dies. Depopulate Satan’s rise. You will be an accessory. No need to pray, the gates of pearl have turned to gold. It seems you’ve lost your way. No words of praise, no promised land to take you to… there is no other way.

    Yet you claim “God” speaks to you Mrs. T.D. Gaines-Crockett, your restless mouth full of this that gains you popularity. You care not for the old that suffer, when empty pockets cry from hunger. Penniless from their generosity, sharing their money to quench your greed. Searching for the answer to their prayers, they cry their last wish of need. You say find salvation in the lord, tell me liar, how do you know.

    Send your donations, contribute to the cause. Luxuries. Your righteous reward? Praise the lord, praise god, is what you wish to believe: Remember, there is no heaven without a hell… and in your mind’s eye could you truely believe, that by giving you can save your soul, could you be so naive?? You think he heals the sick, or even raises the dead; Religious blackmail is a deceit of trust, that death will come and all will be lost… Jesus knows your soul can not be saved you harlot of Satan, telling lies…

    Can you hear the serpents call Mrs. T.D. Gaines-Crockett, look deep in those deceiving eyes. Ignore the writing on the wall, you should read between the lies. When doubt subsides his honesty an inquiry, is it blasphemy? Impure the soul, that’s made no suffer, no sermons left to hide or cover, an empty promise, lie unfulfilled, to steal a dream or get it killed… they claim your trip to heaven is nearby, you may believe it Mrs. T.D. Gaines-Crockett, but Satan wouldn’t lie.

    Tell the truth, Mrs. T.D. Gaines-Crockett, save your soul.

    Comment by Colonel Walter E. Kurtz — July 3, 2007 @ 9:29 am | Reply

  27. By lying under oath, Libby revealed that he doesn’t care about or respect our legal system. By revealing information about a covert CIA agent, Libby revealed that he doesn’t care about or respect our government. By not accepting his punishment, Libby revealed that he doesn’t care about or respect his responsibility.

    I. Lewis Libby doesn’t care about or respect America.

    Comment by Salmo — July 3, 2007 @ 9:33 am | Reply

  28. @ Interpreted
    “If we captured, say, bin Laden, what about then?”

    bin Laden is fighting to enslave men.

    Let’s make this easy:
    Bin Laden; breaks the law to enslave men
    Libby: breaks the law to free them.

    You liberals want to do anything to undermine the liberation of the Iraqi people. It rankles you that this puts GW Bush up there with the great bestowers of Freedom like George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Cyrus the Great, Dwight D Eisenhower. Petty stunts like this from leftist political hatchet men in the judicial system is just sad, but only to be expected.

    GW Bush has struck again verse the forces of tyranny. Soon he will strike again, next time at Iran. One our military brings freedom to the Iranians this will set the stage for Sam Brownback when he is elected president in 2009 to liberate North Korea, Sudan, Cuba and France

    Comment by BJ Tabor — July 3, 2007 @ 10:24 am | Reply

  29. It’s nice to see those smug smiled wiped off liberal faces.

    Comment by Marcia P. — July 3, 2007 @ 10:43 am | Reply

  30. This is proof that prayer works! This week my anti-homosinuality prayer SWAT team took a break from our usual mission and prayed for Scooter to be freed — and he was. Praise the Lord! With proof like this that Jesus is paying attention, I can only imagine how much homosinuality there would be in the world if we didn’t spend the other 51 weeks of the year praying against it!

    Has Mr. Brownback said anything about the sentence? I’m sure he’s as happy about it as all other God-fearing Americans, but I still like to hear what he has to say.

    Comment by Eduardo — July 3, 2007 @ 12:10 pm | Reply

  31. Col. Kurtz, please stop your evil attacks and incantations against Mrs. Gaines-Crockett. She is a loyal and pious servant of the Lord, you are a prisoner of Satan. Begone! Let her do pairs!

    Comment by Anna Graham — July 3, 2007 @ 2:05 pm | Reply

  32. Eduardo, I have seen nothing from the Brownback campaign about Scooter Libby. I think it is a wise move not to play politics with the justice system. Also he would have been trampled by the other candidates who all rushed to the microphone to take advantage of the issue.

    Sam Brownback spends his time on serious and important issues that he can affect. This is why we at B4B have so much respect for him.

    Comment by Psycheout — July 3, 2007 @ 2:44 pm | Reply

  33. What a bunch of wingnut fracktards. Yeah, that’s right fracktards.

    See ya!

    [Ed Note: Please watch your foul language. This is a family website.]

    Comment by cya — July 3, 2007 @ 3:40 pm | Reply

  34. Fitzgerald is a Republican you idiot. Why would he go after Libby because he’s a Republican. Also all the judges involved in this case are Republican. Maybe they are honorable enough to know that you don’t take your partisanship to the office, and that justice should be blind.

    Comment by Ken Holsclaw — July 3, 2007 @ 3:41 pm | Reply

  35. As sad as I think Bush’s actions are, sadder still is they mirror the behavior of so so many past presidents. Clinton, Reagan, Carter, Nixon…look at how many they pardoned, let alone commuted. This is what justice is in American and has been for decades. It’s not what you did, it’s what you know, or who you know. Period. Bush freed a convicted felon and you celebrate? Are you proud of yourself? You should be ashamed. We should all be very very ashamed.

    Comment by Mark the Atheist — July 3, 2007 @ 3:47 pm | Reply

  36. Dosnt Iran have kinda the right idea about gays, femenists and the importants of GOD in government? I think maybe we could find common cause now and then witness to them thru the open door of friendship. When their Christian, it wont matter if they have the bomb.

    Comment by Lyle Davies — July 3, 2007 @ 3:49 pm | Reply

  37. If the prosecutor of Libby was a Bush appointee and the judge that sentenced Libby was a Bush appointee how could the trial of Libby for perjury be seen as punishment of a Republican?? You are all so partisan and paranoid.

    Comment by Bea Arthur — July 3, 2007 @ 3:51 pm | Reply

  38. So perjury is not a crime? Or only a crime when some do it? Either it is a crime to lie under oath or not. Isn’t the oath something to be taken seriously at all times? Or just when politically convenient?

    Comment by RMF — July 3, 2007 @ 3:52 pm | Reply

  39. Welcome, Andrew Sullivan readers! Enjoy your stay, but watch your language. This is a family website. Thank you.

    Comment by Psycheout — July 3, 2007 @ 4:00 pm | Reply

  40. first visit to your website. got it through a link from sullivan’s blog. can’t tell you how much i appreciate it. i’m printing your comments off along with your blog name. i’m looking forward to exchanging it with the other members of my coffee club. we regularly exchange political views. it will be invaluable support for my theory that the senator is a genuine whackjob and his supporters deluded hypocrites. again, thanks!

    Comment by jimf — July 3, 2007 @ 4:09 pm | Reply

  41. An interesting point for those of you who mention Clinton and his pardon of Marc Rich. Did you know that your dear old Scooter was the man who represented him?

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff testified Thursday he believes prosecutors of billionaire financier Marc Rich “misconstrued the facts and the law” when they went after Rich on tax evasion charges.

    The testimony from Lewis “Scooter” Libby, who represented Rich dating back to 1985 but stopped working for him in the spring of 2000, came during a contentious, hours-long House committee hearing into former President Bill Clinton’s eleventh-hour pardons.

    Funny how that works. Face it, Washington is just a pit of snakes all the way around.

    Comment by gusco — July 3, 2007 @ 4:11 pm | Reply

  42. You’re welcome and thank you jimf! We hope that some of your coffee club pals stop by and become regular readers.

    If you can help us to secure that Malkin Award I’d really appreciate it. She’s a great journalist.

    Comment by Psycheout — July 3, 2007 @ 4:13 pm | Reply

  43. The Republican party is now synonymous with the mafia. Neither has any respect whatsoever for the rule of law. However, the Italian Mafia is not chock full of traitors who out undercover CIA agents in time of war. Lucky Luciano was much more patriotic than any of the Republican pres. candidates today.

    Comment by Even Stephen — July 3, 2007 @ 4:22 pm | Reply

  44. What a glorious decision by the decider. I mean come on. Libby was only convicted of perjury by a jury of his peers. He was never charged with the underlying crime!! Imagine how you’d feel if Jimmy Hoffa wasnt convicted of the crimes he committed but rather for tax evasion!! Libby worked the greatest Vice President in history Dick Cheney. He was doing G-d’s work. He can do no wrong. Stop making King George II job difficult. He is the decider accept his decisions.

    Comment by Habib — July 3, 2007 @ 4:24 pm | Reply

  45. Suck it lefties! Jail time is for the poor.

    Comment by rightanswer — July 3, 2007 @ 4:31 pm | Reply

  46. You really need to change the name of your blog to Brown Paper Bag… as in you could not find your way out of a Brown Paper bag, if you honestly believe that the current administration has yours or anybody other than the Bushies best interest at heart. They are just covering their butts to avoid being tried for War Crimes. You are clueless, get your head back in sand and wait 2 more years the world will look much brighter when you poke your head back up because Bush will be gone. However, the mess he created will be with us for at least the next generation if not longer. The world hates us and I don’t blame them.

    From a realist

    Comment by Rob in OR — July 3, 2007 @ 4:47 pm | Reply

  47. So this is where all the winners hang out
    Snort!

    Comment by DRew — July 3, 2007 @ 5:06 pm | Reply

  48. You people are f’ing unbelievable and I hate each and everyone of you. I jerk off to the fantasy of personally put a bullet thru the brains of one a righty.

    Comment by Legnakrad — July 3, 2007 @ 5:06 pm | Reply

  49. Clinton lied about sex and they wanted to impeach him. Libby lied about divulging national security information and that is OK. The Hypocrisy of the religious right is truely amazing. From 1999 when it was Clinton being acussed of perjury;
    “Lying under oath strikes at the heart of our system of justice and the rule of law. It does not matter in the least what the perjury is about,” – Robert Bork and James Rosen, National Review.
    “And we know that when a person testifies under oath that he doesn’t remember something when in fact he does, he has committed perjury,” – Bill Bennett, Wall Street Journal.

    Comment by J. smith — July 3, 2007 @ 5:08 pm | Reply

  50. eat our own based upon the belief that an elite prep school, country club president is really just a regular decent guy looking to do what is best for our country. The evidence is everywhere that Bush has duped us. I voted for him twice and am now convinced that this administration is, first and last, a band of self-serving, self-important frauds. The president and his administration are about power and personal entitlement and I’m ashamed that fellow Republicans continue to defend behavior that is thoroughly against conservative values. Now, some of us are reduced to defending a perjurer tangled in an investigation of national security leaks… this is not conservatism! Worst of all, as we learned from David Kuo, many of the very people administration insiders would snicker about behind their backs continue to faithfully carry water for Bush in the blog world.

    Comment by kevinWarren — July 3, 2007 @ 8:46 am

    kevinWarren gets it exactly right. This president is corrupt to his very core.

    And the fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree, either. They can all bite my P-NAC.

    Comment by John — July 3, 2007 @ 5:08 pm | Reply

  51. Impressive. Within just a few short months already being considered for the prestigious Malkin Award. You have my vote.

    Good to see Sam shooting himself in his area during that immigration cloture vote hasn’t deterred the faith or passion of his ardent supporters. A true sign of leadership in difficult times is the convictions of those being led.

    [Ed Note: Please watch your language. This is a family website.]

    Comment by Tsulagi — July 3, 2007 @ 5:09 pm | Reply

  52. Legnakrad will be glad to know that his/her ip and email addresses have been reported to the FBI.

    Comment by Psycheout — July 3, 2007 @ 5:14 pm | Reply

  53. John, are you trying to invite us to a PICNIC?

    Comment by Psycheout — July 3, 2007 @ 5:16 pm | Reply

  54. “Justice prevails in the face of an overzealous prosecutor who wanted to punish Lewis Libby simply for being a Republican.”

    I am at a loss to understand this statement. Fitzgerald is a Republican Bush appointee, Comey (who named Fitzgerald to be the special prosecutor) is a Republican Bush appointee. Judge Walton is a Republican Bush appointee.

    All of these men (and the jury, apparently) are part of a vast right wing conspiracy to… what – damage the vast right wing?

    I hope someone can help me understand why this statement makes any sense. I’ve been a little sarcastic here because it just seems so silly to claim that a Republican prosecutor is after Libby because Libby is a Republican too, but I would really like to hear a justification for this seemingly goofy statement.

    Comment by mmf — July 3, 2007 @ 6:13 pm | Reply

  55. Look, you can’t reason with these wingnuts so don’t strain yourself trying. Bush could declare martial law and put have the country in concentration camps and they would still be his biggest supporters because they are just like him. It doesn’t matter that the porsecutor and judge were both Bush appointees because reason and facts have absolutley nothing to do with it. It’s only about POWER with these fascists, and they won’t be satisfied until they’ve destroyed this country.

    Comment by Even Stephen — July 3, 2007 @ 6:33 pm | Reply

  56. Get your head out of your a**. Libby was proved guilty of pejury and convicted by a jury who heard ALL of the evidence, not just that portion that the Fox News has chosen to present.

    His sentence was handed down by a judge who understands that the law in the USA (at least in theory) applies equally to everyone, no matter whom it is you know or whom you have worked for or supported in the past. How ironic is it that Paris Hilton served more time than Scooter Libby?

    Bush is an absolute disgrace to the presidency, not to mention to the concept of equality under the law, and frankly a war criminal because of his absolute disregard for the Geneva accords and the US Constitution and the sooner we are rid of him and his toadies and their ilk the better off the country will be.

    Positions like the ones you espouse will serve only to sink the Brownback campaign more quickly than it would have under its own weight because Brownback’s positions are so far removed from the sentiments of those of the vast majority of the people in this country — thank God.

    By the way, I find it interesting, if not positively humerous, that the commenters who write in support your position are apparently unable to spell correctly or to put together a coherent simple declarative sentence without tripping over themselves.That lack of intelligence speaks volumes about Brownback’s supporters — and Brownback himself.

    Comment by richinoskie — July 3, 2007 @ 6:42 pm | Reply

  57. By the way, I find it interesting, if not positively humerous, that the commenters who write in support your position are apparently unable to spell correctly

    This from someone who misspells perjury in his/her/its second sentence. You can’t make this stuff up!

    Peple hoo mayk funn uv otherz speling shuld lern to chek there koments four perfekshun.

    Comment by Psycheout — July 3, 2007 @ 7:18 pm | Reply

  58. For some strange reason, you left out the punchline of John Cole’s post over at Balloon Juice:

    “Well, sure. But I think we have already decided that the Bush administration most closely resembles a crime family- the least John Gotti can do is keep his word to his underlings to do what he can to keep them out of trouble.

    Omerta, after all.”

    Kinda changes his meaning a bit, doesn’t it?

    Comment by orogeny — July 3, 2007 @ 7:21 pm | Reply

  59. That homosexual fellow, Randy Andy, just doesn’t get it, does he?

    Comment by M. Bouffant — July 3, 2007 @ 7:59 pm | Reply

  60. Hey Psychout– Thanks for the editorial comment. At least some Brownback supporters can read English. Appreciate the correction. But it doesn’t change my impression of the Brownies. — R

    Comment by richinoskie — July 3, 2007 @ 8:03 pm | Reply

  61. Conservatives like to trumpet that they arrive at their positions from “principles,” but most of the comments here reveal rampant moral relativism. The Law and Order guys change their tune when the piper pipes for one of their own.

    You are living the “unexamined life” for sure. You can’t even see the log in your own eye.

    Comment by GLORIA — July 3, 2007 @ 10:48 pm | Reply

  62. Gloria can’t even see the log in her, uh, never mind.

    Comment by Psycheout — July 3, 2007 @ 11:28 pm | Reply

  63. Heh. richinoskie can’t even spell Psycheout. So much for his/her/its opinion.

    Comment by Psycheout — July 3, 2007 @ 11:29 pm | Reply

  64. Hmm…so a Republican prosecutor chosen by a Republican punished Libby for being a Republican. I’ve never seen such perfect logic. Jeez.

    Comment by Chuck — July 3, 2007 @ 11:40 pm | Reply

  65. I’ve never seen such perfect logic.

    Thanks, Chuck!

    And happy Independence Day, America!

    Comment by Psycheout — July 4, 2007 @ 12:04 am | Reply

  66. Pathetic!!! Those who support this so called leader. Those who think commuting the libby sentence is somehow justified. Those who think the occupation of Iraq is nothing more than a ploy for oil. This bozo has always been mediocore at best. never has he been a winner of any sort. And he will go down as the worst most incompetent president ever.
    The tarnish he leaves on this office makes Bill Clinton’s blowjob from the fat girl who didn’t swallow while wearing a blue dress seem like a spit shine!
    And if you all support this occupation of Iraq so much. the military needs some more men, but you’ll have to do.

    Comment by dichotomy — July 4, 2007 @ 12:59 am | Reply

  67. So, lying to the FBI and a grand jury is okay? LOL, oh for the days of tough on crime GOPers.

    Comment by Kempsternyc — July 4, 2007 @ 1:11 am | Reply

  68. Bush should declare a national emergency and arrest that judge and special prosecutor. Then move on to arrest the Speakeress of the House, and every Democratic candidate for president.
    No better day for it than the 4th of July I say!

    Comment by OutsiderMan — July 4, 2007 @ 4:26 am | Reply

  69. You, sir, are a fracktard. RON PAUL 2008!!!

    [Ed Note: Watch your language please. This is a family website. Not even loony libertarian Ron Paul swears like a drunken sailor.]

    Comment by A Yalie — July 4, 2007 @ 11:01 am | Reply

  70. IOKIYAR is the motto of this failed presidency. This was a quid pro quo. Bush and Cheney were petrified that Libby would squeal like a pig if he spent one day in prison. The pardon will come later if Libby continues his silence. This commutation is another impeachable offense. It is not in the constitution for presidents to pardon or commute sentences for crimes committed for the president.

    Comment by jill — July 4, 2007 @ 12:07 pm | Reply

  71. You also left out the final passage of John Cole’s response:

    “PS, Right Wingers- I don’t care if you think he should not have been tried, I don’t care if you think it was Armitage who should be tried, I don’t care if you think Plame was not underdover and there was no underlying crime, etc. The simple fact of the matter is he was tried and convicted of perjury, and Bush commuted his sentence. Let history be the judge.”

    Comment by Alex — July 4, 2007 @ 1:13 pm | Reply

  72. The fruits of Helioleftism are all over this thread. Want to know how people can swallow so many moonbat lies? You need look no further than our Godless education system.

    Scooter Libby is a national hero. You people aren’t worthy to lick his boots.

    Comment by Sisyphus — July 4, 2007 @ 2:48 pm | Reply

  73. Scooter Libby is a national hero. You people aren’t worthy to lick his boots.

    Comment by Sisyphus — July 4, 2007 @ 2:48 pm

    I suppose if you’re gonna wallow in denial, you might as well go all the way. lol

    /I won’t lie, it’s comments like that that keep me coming back🙂

    Comment by ChenZhen — July 4, 2007 @ 3:33 pm | Reply

  74. Once again Bush and the republicans show that they believe they are above the Law . Cheney is behind this gestapo policy of exposing a Cia agent , which is treason in time of War . Yet Bill Clintion was villified for what he did ?

    Comment by Tomm — July 4, 2007 @ 7:31 pm | Reply

  75. “Once again Bush and the republicans show that they believe they are above the Law . Cheney is behind this gestapo policy of exposing a Cia agent , which is treason in time of War . Yet Bill Clintion was villified for what he did ?”

    A bunch of paranoid rantings, followed by the defense of serial killer and rapist Bill Clinton. Thanks for sharing, treefrog!

    Comment by Sisyphus — July 4, 2007 @ 7:47 pm | Reply

  76. “Justice prevails in the face of an overzealous prosecutor who wanted to punish Lewis Libby simply for being a Republican.”

    Fitzgerald is a Republican, appointed by a Republican and chosen by a Republican Attorney General to serve as a special prosecutor. Moron.

    Comment by mickeyd — July 5, 2007 @ 5:49 am | Reply

  77. Not only was the prosecutor a Bush political appointee, but the judge who sentenced him was a Bush political appointee as well.

    So of course it makes sense that they wanted Libby to be punished for being a Republican.

    Comment by Mike — July 5, 2007 @ 10:07 am | Reply

  78. And, Judge Walton is a republican appointed by Bush. The 3 judges on the appeals court who didn’t allow Libby free while pending appeal are all republicans appointed by republicans. Get over it. This administration is the most corrupt and the most hypocritical in our nation’s history. Get rid of them now before the damage done to America is irreversible.

    Comment by jill — July 5, 2007 @ 10:49 am | Reply

  79. Just a couple of points:

    1. The Prosecutor is himself a Republican.

    2. If he truly just wanted to expose a Liar…why not just openly challenge “Joe “the liar” Plame-Wilson” with the FACTS. Exposing a CIA operative during a War should be treason.

    3. Perjury is Perjury. Per US Law, it doesn’t matter that the underlying crime is.

    4. I’ve served our Nation too…11 yrs in the military…4 years with the Red Cross…do I get a GET OUT OF JAIL card also. If not…why is Mr. Libby and his service more valued than mine? Whats makes him more special than the troops currently serving?

    True conservatives respect the Rule of Law. It is the backbone of our society.

    Comment by Liam — July 5, 2007 @ 2:51 pm | Reply

  80. […] of his term. For the record, Senator Brownback does support the brave action of President Bush in commuting Libby’s prison sentence. Libby was convicted of misleading investigators “on a crime that […]

    Pingback by Scooter Libby Doing Fine « Blogs 4 Brownback — July 6, 2007 @ 3:50 am | Reply

  81. […] to anyone with half a brain that there was no underlying crime. So what’s the big deal? And Lewis Libby is nothing short of a hero. That’s a fact. Scott McClellan is a shamelessly disloyal sellout who’s trying […]

    Pingback by Scott McClellan: Trying To Sell a Book « Blogs 4 Brownback — November 21, 2007 @ 6:57 am | Reply

  82. A treasonist pardoning someone who took the fall for him. No suprises here. We all knew Bush was a lying sack of sh*t and Cheney committed an act of treason worse than Benedict Arnold.

    Of course the fantasyland Koolade committee Conservatives will go out of their way to discredit a man merely telling the truth and what everyone already knew.

    Comment by Spacebrother — November 21, 2007 @ 9:56 am | Reply


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