Skip to comments.No time to go wobbly, George
Posted on 06/19/2007 11:53:27 AM PDT by JZelle
These are the saddest of times and the worst of times for George W. Bush. His war in Iraq continues to truck south, to join the immigration "reform" legislation that took up residence at the South Pole some time ago, and now his remaining friends are urging him to be the stand-up guy Texans are always telling us they are.
Not even the iron fence of secrecy and security surrounding the White House can resist the pressure building on the president to stand up to pardon Scooter Libby, soon to be sentenced to 24 months in prison for lying about a crime that was never committed. He won't be allowed to remain free while his appeal goes forward. This conviction stinks with growing pungency with every day Scooter remains in limbo. The principals are not worried about justice, but about trying to keep the stink off their robes, judicial and otherwise. There are villains aplenty.
The special prosecutor, Patrick Fitzgerald of Chicago, was brought in to find out who "outed" Valerie Plame, the dowager bombshell of the Potomac Palisades, revealing her to be an agent of the Central Intelligence Agency.
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“These are the saddest of times and the worst of times for George W. Bush.”
Who, but himself, created this misery? Somehow I have lost any sympathy I ever had for this man.
Would you rather be pardoned of guilt, or found NOT GUILTY on appeal? The man should be totally and completely exonerated in the court of law. Every reasonable legal expert believes he can win on appeal.
No time to go wobbly? Way too late to suggest that.
A minor issue, but it appears Mr. Pruden is repeating (inadvertently, perhaps) the 'Rat talking point about Iraq being "Bush's war".
IMHO, that's one of the sleaziest rhetorical tricks that the 'Rats use to distance themselves from their own votes to authorize the war in the first place.
“Patrick Fitzgerald of Chicago, was brought in to find out who “outed” Valerie Plame,”
He did, and, it was not Libby. It was a democrat.
I doubt it, that would make too much sense, something the President has studiously avoided since January of 05.
Give him clemency pending appeal.
Pretty well explains why she was about to move into a job in personnel.
It’s one of the oldest rat tricks in the book. There are still Democrat ignoramuses who call Vietnam “Nixon’s War”, even though it was their own Johnson and the monster McNamara who pumped half-a-million troops in there and Nixon who brought them home.
That scumbag John Kerry, for example, remembers fighting in “Nixon’s War” in Christmas 1968.
re: Somehow I have lost any sympathy I ever had for this man.
I find it hard to accept that he has gone down exactly the same path that his father tread before being defeated by Bill Clinton.
I am still very thankful for the job he has done in protecting us from further attacks, but in a lot of respects he has been nothing less than a disaster for conservatives who have supported him for five years or more.
Would you rather be pardoned and not spend a day in jail or spend months, maybe even years, in prison waiting on your conviction to be overturned on appeal, something that very rarely happens?
it is almost as if a different guy was sworn in for the second term.
Bush is a coward to the left and a tyrant to the right.
This is simple. Since Sandy Berger got off scott free he may as well pardon Berger and Libby with the same pen. Let the Democrats complain.
Me too. Sometimes I think that he is not making any decisions. The globalists have him on a string & he just follows. This is what you expect to get in this corrupt "Two-Party Cartel". When that group has only 1/4 of the nation feeling positive about them you know they are worthless & worthless is a compliment. Thay are dangerous.
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