Skip to comments.Hillary Clinton Slams Bush Over Libby Maneuver
Posted on 07/03/2007 5:28:04 PM PDT by jdm
KEOKUK, Iowa - Democratic presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton drew a distinction between President Bush's decision to commute the sentence of White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby - which she has harshly criticized - and her husband's 140 pardons in his closing hours in office.
"I believe that presidential pardon authority is available to any president, and almost all presidents have exercised it," Clinton said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. "This (the Libby decision) was clearly an effort to protect the White House. ... There isn't any doubt now, what we know is that Libby was carrying out the implicit or explicit wishes of the vice president, or maybe the president as well, in the further effort to stifle dissent."
Libby, a former chief of staff for Vice President Dick Cheney, had been sentenced to 30 months in prison as well as two years' probation and a $250,000 fine for perjury in connection with the leaking of CIA agent Valerie Plane's name to reporters.
Just hours after a federal appeals court rejected Libby's appeal, Bush announced his decision to commute the prison term portion of the sentence, which he labeled excessive.
As she campaigns with her husband for Iowa's leadoff precinct caucuses, Clinton has joined other Democrats in ripping Bush's decision. In the interview, she said it was "one more example" of the Bush administration thinking "it is above the rule of law."
Her husband's pardons, issued in the closing hours of his presidency, were simply routine exercise in the use of the pardon power, and none were aimed at protecting the Clinton presidency or legacy, she said.
"This particular action by the president is one more piece of evidence in their ongoing disregard for the rule of law that they think they don't have to answer to," she said.
Clinton opened her latest campaign swing - the first with her husband along - just hours after rival Barack Obama announced he had broken all fundraising records by bringing in $32.5 million in the most recent quarter, $10 million more than Clinton reported in primary money.
"I think his campaign did a terrific job," said Clinton. "We're excited by the support we're getting. We're obviously going to have the resources we need to run the campaign."
She said she never considered the nomination inevitable.
"I know how complicated and uncertain political campaigns are," she said.
Take a look at that pathetic excuse for a husband of yours before you open your fat piehole and shove both feet into it.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
Beyond Belief if it was anybody but a Clinton.
How many times do we have to hear this? Shut up already, Hillary. We know what you and your husband did, and we know you’re making these arguments in bad faith.
And Bush did not even pardon him, just kept him out of jail.
Oh, man! The IRONY!!!
You sure this isn't parody?
In a perfect world, Hillary’s campaign will be just as successful as the last junior Senator from New York to run for President.
From my keyboard, to God’s monitor.
Hillary is a sick, twisted wretch!
“Democratic presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton drew a distinction between President Bush’s decision to commute the sentence of White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby - which she has harshly criticized - and her husband’s 140 pardons in his closing hours in office.”
Here’s the main distinction, dogface, your husband pardoned 140 criminal scumbags and terrorists for MONEY, whereas GWB commuted the sentance of an innocent man for JUSTICE.
“There isn’t any doubt now, what we know is that Libby was carrying out the implicit or explicit wishes of the vice president, or maybe the president as well, in the further effort to stifle dissent.”
How did Richard Armitage, an avowed hater of the neoconservatives and the Iraq war intentionally leaking a non covert agent’s name “further the effort to stiffle dissent”?
Explain that Hillary!
Is there a law against "perjury in connection with the leaking of a CIA agent's identity?" Was he convicted of this? I always thought that perjury was a stand lone crime, no?
The pathological, narcissistic minds of the two biggest political criminals and grifters in the history of Washington. Many were right — they would spin and lie their way to the White House and BOTH ARE RUNNING. This will be the Bill and Hillary Show, never doubt it.
Noteworthy, the Iowa ralley showed hillary supporters with lots ofAmerican Flags.
If she keeps that up, she’ll lose the hardcore left.
Whose dissent did Libby try to stifle? Surely not that of Joe Wilson who went straight to David Corn to blab about how his wife was some top secret CIA agent.
Here suck on this Hillary. Maybe you will be able to connect with the people and a bonus, you won't care Osama Bin Bama is kicking your ass fundraising.
Ewww. Knowing I was going to ‘slammed’ by her Marxiness would give me second thoughts about doing almost anything. Yuk.
Talk about the pot calling the kettle black... Talk about Oprah calling someone else fat... Talk about Senator Kennedy calling President Bush a drunk... Talk about Harry Reid calling Justice Thomas dumb and inarticulate... How many examples do we need?
How many times will we hear that if the witch gets elected?
“Noteworthy, the Iowa ralley showed hillary supporters with lots ofAmerican Flags.”
Maybe they burned ‘em later.
No, as I posted on a parallel thread, I can't beleive she's stupid enough to beat this totem. I wrote elsewhere that the only person who could undo hillary is hillary. Now I know she's actually capable of doing it.
She either has less brains or more balls than her husband. Or both, I suppose.
We shouldn’t need any more examples. This woman is inhuman, because she has no shame, no guilt, no ability to look at anything objectively. She is robotic in her single-minded pursuit of power. Shrillary will say anything and do anything to become president, period. One reason why Bush’s statement yesterday was so inadequate. We need to anticipate what the Rat enemy will say and do about this, and use our rare moments of media to get OUR rhetoric across.
She is such filth.
>>”I believe that presidential pardon authority is available to any president, and almost all presidents have exercised it,” Clinton said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. “This (the Libby decision) was clearly an effort to protect the White House. ... There isn’t any doubt now, what we know is that Libby was carrying out the implicit or explicit wishes of the vice president, or maybe the president as well, in the further effort to stifle dissent.”<<
SHE TOOK THE BAIT!!!!!!!!
Let the references begin...
AND...there is no one in America with an IQ above room temperature who believes the shuck-n-jive Hillary loves Bill act.
The *itch is as slimy as they come.
He then asked her who she was going to vote for President. Naturally, this moron said “Hillary”. Hannity asked her, “Name one thing that Hillary has done that is notable over the past 6 years she has been Senator from NY. The bimbo could not come up with an answer. Hannity then asked her, “Well why are you voting for her?”
“Because she’s a woman”.
This nation is in trouble. Deep trouble.
Let’s see..........Bill got impeached for lying about where he stuck his body parts.......
Vince Foster ended up dead in a national park......
Marc Rich got pardoned.........
Hillart...do you ever think before you erupt........
Ron Brown doa against the side of a mountain......
Need I go on.......
So, I sent her a love note:
``This was clearly an effort to protect the White House. ... There isn’t any doubt now, what we know is that Libby was carrying out the implicit or explicit wishes of the vice president, or maybe the president as well, in the further effort to stifle dissent.’’
Your deranged interpretation is unsupportable by any facts. Your assertions are ridiculous!
Joe Wilson has been thoroughly discredited by objective sources, from both ends of the political spectrum.
Scooter’s account of a conversation with a reporter has NOTHING to do with retaliation for anything.
I’m in hope that you maintain you lack of awareness regarding your shrill image, so that all may grow tierd of listening to your voice.
oink oink, she’s gettin as big as a ole sow
Better a Commutation to protect the White House than a pardon paid for by a head job from Marc Rich’s wife.
People who live in glass houses shouldnt throw stones you stupid wench.
Luv your comment about Marc Rich’s wife. She’s a looker, even if she was his bagwoman to Clinton. Bet Clinton didn’t put any bag over her head.
Hillary doesn’t know d*ck about what went on between the two. Maybe she should call Monica for info.
Talking about bags, someone should put one over Hillary just to shut out the sound of her shrill, psychotic voice. The woman lies like a worn rug or a bad toupee.
She gives Squeeky Fromm a good name (there isn’t too much difference between physical assassination and personal reputation assassination).
By the way, have you heard the two theme songs of Hillary’s presidential campaign?
“Liar, Liar” and
“I Am Woman, Hear Me Bore”
What is Hillary smoking these days?
I am very proud of Hannity for his confrontation with Tony Sbow.
For once and for all Hillary, shut your f__king pie-hole.
Did you just get out of prison or something?
I think she looks like a thoroughly worn-out whore myself, but to each his own I guess.