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.
I still support GWB. I know how much I just do not know.
We elected him, and while we may not be happy with some of his decisions, he is still our best bet to deal with the Islamofascists. He never said it would be easy.
If not GWB, then who would have done a batter job? JFKerry?
‘it is almost as if a different guy was sworn in for the second term.’
Or he felt he didn’t need to keep up the act from the first term.
One of the two.
None of the Above?
I'm with you, jacquej. Praying for him . . .
I understand, jayef.
I only hope we can elect a strong Republican who will be have the courage to stand up to the cheese-eating surrender monkeys in Congress.
I do admire GWB for standing his ground against these democrat idiots. They think that we can just hide our heads in the sand and wish the bad guys away.
That isn’t going to happen in my opinion, and nothing else matters as much to me as keeping my grandchildren safe and free.
Were these the only two choices on the ballot in both 2000 and 2004?
Face it, you voted for the lesser of two evils and you still got evil.
Well, Gah-ah-ly... Surprise, surprise, surprise...
Hell, Newt Gingrich is Gone
Dick Army is Gone
Tom Delay is Gone
John Ashcroft is Gone
Donald Rumsfeld is Gone
We are relegated to watching "Quisling" Trent Lott and a "Doddering" Arlen Specter...
Lets face it...we are witnessing the "Panty-Waisting" of the Republican Party...VERY SAD.
It’s getting to the point for me that I’m starting to think we have avoided another 9/11 DESPITE GWB, rather than because of him.
I think Japan would have reconsidered attacking Pearl Harbor as well if they had it to do over again.
I am at a loss to explain President Bush. He is a completely different person from what he was in 1991.
Bush to Libby — You’re going under the bus.
I'm wondering if conservatives will keep falling for this ruse over and over. Frankly, instead of having the right to say, "I told you so!", I would have rather had been wrong and had President Bush change into a conservative during his time in office.* But as I've said many times, it's not like he's changed his position on us--he telegraphed his immigration views for even the 2000 election.
The question remains, "how do we determine ahead of time whether we're just being pandered to during the primary/first term?" Can we believe Romney/Thompson moves to the right (or away from globalism, or whatever claim is made by a candidate seeking our support)?
*...though I also could have done without all the flaming I used to take from BushBots! :-)
I fear I fall prey to the human trait of finding it all too easy to believe something I really want to believe, despite ample evidence to the contrary.
Your question about holding their feet to the fire has been asked by voters since the inception of our country! If you couldn’t take the “read my lips” to the bank then what on Earth can you believe?
For some reason I seem inclined to support Fred Thompson. Maybe it’s just his age and his appearance and demeanor, but I like him. I would like to see him teamed up with J.C. Watts.
Great PIC. Kind of tells you what our Democrat congresscritters are all about.
I am from Austin. Do you know when it was taken?
I am linking to it with the title “Lowriders for Doggett”.