Commuting Scooter Libby

by Ryan on July 4, 2007

in Media Bias,Politics

I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby got a well-deserved commutation of his ridiculous sentence Monday.  The jury in the case found him guilty of perjury and obstruction of justice, but the judge sentenced him to an excessive 30 months in the slammer!  He did wrong, but not remembering which reporter you talked to first many years ago versus remembering who was pleasuring you under the desk in the Oval Office are two VERY different things in my opinion.  Thus, though both are wrong, the punishment should be different. 

On top of all that, Patrick Fitzgerald’s investigation into who leaked Plame’s name to the public discovered the guilty party years ago– Richard Armitage should fry… if releasing Plame’s name was a crime, which it is not. That’s been made abundantly clear by Armitage’s continued freedom and lack of any real charges brought by the Independent Counsel.  The whole investigation was a political witch-hunt if there ever was one.  It seemed like the Left’s attempt to criminalize the Iraq War and take Cheney down in the process.  That was very transparent after the first few hearings.

The Left’s reaction to the whole thing yesterday was predictable and intellectually dishonest–Jesse Jackson Jr. even called for Bush’s impeachment! (Get in line Jesse!)  Where was he in 2000 when BJ Clinton used his executive power of pardon on cronies, terrorists and others convicted of real pre-meditated crimes?  Right.  Two sets of rules: one for the Lib elite and one for the rest of us.

Pic from the Sydney Morning Herald.

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Mike July 5, 2007 at 1:51 pm

I agree with one exception. Scooter Libby didn’t do anything wrong. Some people have argued that he had a bad memory. It looks to me as if he had a normal memory. Failing to accurately convey which reporter heard the non-leak in what order is not something that would normally be at the front of someone’s mind. It certainly should not have been in front of a jury.

Bush was right in commuting the sentence but he shouldn’t have stopped there. He should have pardoned Libby.


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