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Hillary Clinton and the Power of Pardon
Associated Content ^ | 07--3-07 | Ranger

Posted on 07/03/2007 3:10:30 PM PDT by mission9

Senator Hillary Clinton of New York issued the following statement on President Bush’s decision to commute the sentence of Scooter Libby:

"Today's decision is yet another example that this Administration simply considers itself above the law. This case arose from the Administration's politicization of national security intelligence and its efforts to punish those who spoke out against its policies. Four years into the Iraq war, Americans are still living with the consequences of this White House's efforts to quell dissent. This commutation sends the clear signal that in this Administration, cronyism and ideology trump competence and justice."

Pardon and Commutation are powers reserved to the President through our heritage of English common law.

The King had the power of life and death. The power to make law, and to commute or pardon crimes. So the framers of the Constitution gave such powers to our chief executive. While George Bush may enjoy the headlines today for the commutation (not pardon) of a portion of the sentence of Scooter Libby that he judged to be excessive, take a few minutes to refresh your memory of the felons and murderers that Bill Clinton pardoned.

(Excerpt) Read more at associatedcontent.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: georgewbush; hillaryclinton; pardon; scooterlibby
Hypocrisy Unlimited
1 posted on 07/03/2007 3:10:33 PM PDT by mission9
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To: mission9

The Coal mine calling the pot black?


2 posted on 07/03/2007 3:11:35 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Impeach Hillary 08')
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To: mission9
She and her spouse have pardoned Terrorists !

3 posted on 07/03/2007 3:12:40 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (you shall know that I, YHvH, your Savior, and your Redeemer, am the Elohim of Ya'aqob. Isaiah 60:16)
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To: mission9

MEMORIALIZED IN SONG - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1860004/posts


4 posted on 07/03/2007 3:13:33 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: mission9

what was that about her brother being pardon?


5 posted on 07/03/2007 3:17:00 PM PDT by sure_fine ( • not one to over kill the thought process)
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To: mission9
See my post where Bill Clinton says that Libby approved of the Marc Rich pardon.
6 posted on 07/03/2007 3:21:46 PM PDT by Stayfree (*************************Get your copy of The Fred Factor by David Gill at Capitol Hill Comedy.com)
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To: sure_fine

I believe that Shrillery’s brother was actually paid some big bucks to secure a pardon for at least one criminal.


7 posted on 07/03/2007 3:22:56 PM PDT by Stayfree (*************************Get your copy of The Fred Factor by David Gill at Capitol Hill Comedy.com)
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To: mission9

the GOP candidates are missing the opportunity to throw all this back in their faces while they have the chance


8 posted on 07/03/2007 3:25:23 PM PDT by Heavy Fuel
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To: Heavy Fuel

I am so very tired of The Good Guys taking the “upper road” when these guys sling us with arrows.

Back when our Noble Ancestors won our independence from England, they played dirty by the standards of the day. They didn’t approach a battle all lined up nice and pretty: They hid in the hills and ambushed the enemy.

WE HAVE TO FIGHT THE ENEMY TO WIN—NOT TO LOOK GOOD!!!


9 posted on 07/03/2007 3:29:13 PM PDT by bannie (The Good Guys cannot win when they're the only ones to play by the rules.)
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To: mission9

Wonderful, the witch has opened the subject...


10 posted on 07/03/2007 3:30:29 PM PDT by hunter112 (Change will happen when very good men are forced to do very bad things.)
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To: sure_fine

thanks to Janet Reno, he was never indicted. Covered on both ends.


11 posted on 07/03/2007 3:48:10 PM PDT by mission9 (Be a citizen worth living for, in a Nation worth dying for...)
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To: mission9

Did anyone happen to see Hillary’s farmer costume that she was wearing in Iowa? I couldn’t believe it. I bet that she bought it at Wall Mart. When she’s not faking an accent to fit in, she’s wearing a costume. No one in the audience looked as bad as she did.


12 posted on 07/03/2007 3:49:17 PM PDT by Eva (I)
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To: hunter112
Wonderful, the witch has opened the subject...

And the Repubs are gonna respond with a flurry of ...

... with a flurry of ...

... (crickets chirping) ...

oh ... never mind ...

13 posted on 07/03/2007 3:53:21 PM PDT by dartuser ("If you torture the data long enough, it will confess, even to crimes it did not commit")
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To: bannie

Remember the quote from “White man can’t jump?” “You’d rather look good losing than look bad winning.”


14 posted on 07/03/2007 4:11:01 PM PDT by orchid (Defeat is worse than death, you have to LIVE with defeat.)
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To: mission9

And .. in Hillary’s case particularly .. the good old “projection technique” as a magnificent example.

In case you don’t understand .. Hillary just explained her husband’s presidency .. read it again and you’ll see what I mean.


15 posted on 07/03/2007 9:51:27 PM PDT by The Final Harvest (America is the GREATEST NATION on the face of the earth!)
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