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Hillary Clinton Slams Bush Over Libby Maneuver
AP ^ | July 03, 2007 | By MIKE GLOVER

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.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: clinton; hillary; hillaryclinton; hitlery; libby; pardon; scooterlibby
You knew this was coming...
1 posted on 07/03/2007 5:28:06 PM PDT by jdm
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To: jdm

Take a look at that pathetic excuse for a husband of yours before you open your fat piehole and shove both feet into it.


2 posted on 07/03/2007 5:29:24 PM PDT by stm (Fred Thompson in 08! Return our country to the era of Reagan Conservatism)
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To: jdm
Of course, its not like her husband's pardons for sale. Hillary is a hypocrite.

"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

3 posted on 07/03/2007 5:30:06 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: jdm

Beyond Belief if it was anybody but a Clinton.


4 posted on 07/03/2007 5:31:08 PM PDT by herMANroberts
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To: jdm

Free Border Patrol agents Ramos and Compean!


5 posted on 07/03/2007 5:31:23 PM PDT by Fitzcarraldo (Skip the Moon, go for Mars)
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To: jdm

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.


6 posted on 07/03/2007 5:31:51 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Our first responsibility is to keep the power of the Presidency out of the hands of the Clintons.)
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To: goldstategop

And Bush did not even pardon him, just kept him out of jail.


7 posted on 07/03/2007 5:32:27 PM PDT by Memphis Moe
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To: jdm
"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.

Oh, man! The IRONY!!!

You sure this isn't parody?

8 posted on 07/03/2007 5:34:34 PM PDT by lowbridge (If You’re Gonna Burn Our Flag, Wrap Yourself in It First /No Oil for Pacifists)
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To: jdm

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.

Please Lord.


9 posted on 07/03/2007 5:36:18 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jan 20, 2009 - "We Don't Know. Where Rudy Went. Just Glad He's Not. The President. Burma Shave.")
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To: stm

10 posted on 07/03/2007 5:36:40 PM PDT by BigLittle
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To: jdm
(CLINTON PARDONS FALN TERRORISTS!!!)LIFE AFTER TERROR (son of FALN victim)
11 posted on 07/03/2007 5:38:47 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: jdm

Hillary is a sick, twisted wretch!


12 posted on 07/03/2007 5:39:53 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: jdm

“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.


13 posted on 07/03/2007 5:40:27 PM PDT by Zman516 (socialists & muslims -- satan's useful idiots.)
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To: jdm

“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!


14 posted on 07/03/2007 5:40:30 PM PDT by listenhillary (Conservative that has been mugged by the Republican party)
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To: BigLittle

LOL


15 posted on 07/03/2007 5:40:36 PM PDT by jdm
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To: jdm
"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.

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?

16 posted on 07/03/2007 5:40:48 PM PDT by celmak
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To: jdm

http://www.usdoj.gov/pardon/clintonpardon_grants.htm

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.


17 posted on 07/03/2007 5:41:23 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: jdm

Noteworthy, the Iowa ralley showed hillary supporters with lots ofAmerican Flags.

If she keeps that up, she’ll lose the hardcore left.


18 posted on 07/03/2007 5:41:28 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Happiness is a down sleeping bag)
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To: jdm

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.


19 posted on 07/03/2007 5:41:30 PM PDT by Hoodat ( ETERNITY - Smoking, or Non-smoking?)
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To: BigLittle

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.

20 posted on 07/03/2007 5:43:39 PM PDT by listenhillary (Conservative that has been mugged by the Republican party)
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To: jdm

Ewww. Knowing I was going to ‘slammed’ by her Marxiness would give me second thoughts about doing almost anything. Yuk.


21 posted on 07/03/2007 5:43:42 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: jdm

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?


22 posted on 07/03/2007 5:47:24 PM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds ("You ask, 'What is our aim?' I can answer in one word: VICTORY - victory - at all costs...")
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To: jdm
"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,"

How many times will we hear that if the witch gets elected?

23 posted on 07/03/2007 5:48:01 PM PDT by lonestar
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To: bert

“Noteworthy, the Iowa ralley showed hillary supporters with lots ofAmerican Flags.”

Maybe they burned ‘em later.


24 posted on 07/03/2007 5:49:54 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Our first responsibility is to keep the power of the Presidency out of the hands of the Clintons.)
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To: jdm
You knew this was coming...

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.

25 posted on 07/03/2007 5:52:19 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Life is an episode of Green Acres. THEN you die.)
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To: ReleaseTheHounds

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.


26 posted on 07/03/2007 5:52:31 PM PDT by California Patriot ("That's not Charley the Tuna out there. It's Jaws." -- Richard Nixon)
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To: windcliff

She is such filth.


27 posted on 07/03/2007 5:53:13 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (I'm a loner Dottie; a rebel.)
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To: jdm

>>”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...


28 posted on 07/03/2007 6:02:28 PM PDT by SerpentDove (See you at the bill signing. NOT.)
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To: BigLittle

Hilarious graphic.

AND...there is no one in America with an IQ above room temperature who believes the shuck-n-jive Hillary loves Bill act.


29 posted on 07/03/2007 6:04:46 PM PDT by SerpentDove (See you at the bill signing. NOT.)
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To: jdm

The *itch is as slimy as they come.


30 posted on 07/03/2007 6:20:15 PM PDT by 2dogjoe (Have a Blessed Day)
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To: SerpentDove
I was listening to Hannity today and he was doing the “Man on the Street” thing. He asked one young woman, “ From what country did we gained our Independence”? She didn't know. He asked her who wrote the Declaration of Independance. She didnt know. He asked her, “Which war did we fight to gain our Independence from England”? She didn't know.

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.

31 posted on 07/03/2007 6:22:33 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: jdm

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.......


32 posted on 07/03/2007 6:30:42 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: SerpentDove
SHE TOOK THE BAIT!!!!!!!!


33 posted on 07/03/2007 6:34:22 PM PDT by lowbridge (If You’re Gonna Burn Our Flag, Wrap Yourself in It First /No Oil for Pacifists)
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To: jdm

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.’’

Senator Clinton,
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.
Sincerely,
L


34 posted on 07/03/2007 6:48:37 PM PDT by G Larry (Only strict constructionists on the Supreme Court!)
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To: jdm

oink oink, she’s gettin as big as a ole sow


35 posted on 07/03/2007 6:49:12 PM PDT by JamesA
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To: jdm

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.


36 posted on 07/03/2007 6:57:58 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (http://www.imwithfred.com/index.aspx)
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To: jdm
newguy357 slams hillary for being an overambitious poser
37 posted on 07/03/2007 7:07:02 PM PDT by newguy357
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To: sgtbono2002

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”


38 posted on 07/03/2007 7:48:59 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper (Madmax, the Grinning Reaper)
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To: jdm

What is Hillary smoking these days?

sr


39 posted on 07/03/2007 8:03:03 PM PDT by seanrobins (http://www.seanrobins.com)
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To: Bobkk47

I am very proud of Hannity for his confrontation with Tony Sbow.


40 posted on 07/03/2007 10:47:23 PM PDT by SerpentDove (See you at the bill signing. NOT.)
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To: jdm

For once and for all Hillary, shut your f__king pie-hole.


41 posted on 07/04/2007 12:32:20 PM PDT by Yankee
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To: Max Friedman
Luv your comment about Marc Rich’s wife. She’s a looker

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.

42 posted on 07/04/2007 12:36:24 PM PDT by Yankee
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To: California Patriot; All
"Inhuman," exactly.

'humanizing' hillary - part 2: HILLARY BREATHES (YouTube)

43 posted on 07/05/2007 5:16:10 AM PDT by jla
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