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No time to go wobbly, George
The Washington Times ^ | 6-19-07 | Wes Pruden

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.

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


TOPICS: Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: cialeak; georgebush; pardon; pruden; scooterlibby; valarieplame
He'll pardon Libby right after those two border agents. /s
1 posted on 06/19/2007 11:53:31 AM PDT by JZelle
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To: JZelle

“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.


2 posted on 06/19/2007 11:58:20 AM PDT by 353FMG (America first, last and forever.)
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To: JZelle

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.


3 posted on 06/19/2007 11:58:25 AM PDT by jackv (just shakin' my head)
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To: JZelle

No time to go wobbly? Way too late to suggest that.


4 posted on 06/19/2007 11:58:28 AM PDT by HaveHadEnough
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To: JZelle
His war in Iraq continues to truck south

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.

5 posted on 06/19/2007 12:01:49 PM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: JZelle

“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.


6 posted on 06/19/2007 12:04:39 PM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: JZelle

I doubt it, that would make too much sense, something the President has studiously avoided since January of 05.


7 posted on 06/19/2007 12:06:49 PM PDT by Badeye ("In 2 weeks, I join the list of UNEMPLOYED". ...Goldi-Lox (karma comes around))
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To: jackv

Give him clemency pending appeal.


8 posted on 06/19/2007 12:06:53 PM PDT by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: JZelle
iron fence of secrecy and security surrounding the White House

If a fence is good enough to secure the White House, why not our southern border?
9 posted on 06/19/2007 12:08:36 PM PDT by gpapa
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To: JZelle
As it turns out, she was not a secret agent at all, but little more than a clerk assigned to clip and paste newspaper and magazine articles. No Mata Hari or Antonia Ford she. "The princess of the pastepot," one of her colleagues called her. Since she was not a secret agent, under the law there was no harm, no foul.

Pretty well explains why she was about to move into a job in personnel.

10 posted on 06/19/2007 12:09:12 PM PDT by freespirited
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To: bassmaner

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.


11 posted on 06/19/2007 12:10:42 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: 353FMG

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.


12 posted on 06/19/2007 12:13:06 PM PDT by jwparkerjr
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To: jackv
Would you rather be pardoned of guilt, or found NOT GUILTY on appeal?

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?

13 posted on 06/19/2007 12:16:08 PM PDT by NapkinUser (Tom Tancredo for President in 2008! SEE: http://www.teamtancredo.com/)
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To: Badeye

it is almost as if a different guy was sworn in for the second term.


14 posted on 06/19/2007 12:16:47 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: freespirited
"Personnel?"


15 posted on 06/19/2007 12:17:49 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: JZelle
DEA (Don't Expect Anything), because, as my tagline says:

Bush is a coward to the left and a tyrant to the right.

16 posted on 06/19/2007 12:19:26 PM PDT by Plutarch (Bush is a coward to the left and a tyrant to the right.)
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To: JZelle
"His war in Iraq..."

Wes Pruden seems to be just another "sunshine patriot'. Get the F*** out of my foxhole a$$hole!
17 posted on 06/19/2007 12:19:26 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: JZelle

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.


18 posted on 06/19/2007 12:22:17 PM PDT by paguch
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To: 353FMG
Who, but himself, created this misery? Somehow I have lost any sympathy I ever had for this man.

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.

19 posted on 06/19/2007 12:24:03 PM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election)
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President Bush did not wisely spend his political capital earned from his handling of 9-11 and re-election in 2004. He blew it all trying to pay for illegal alien amnesty.
20 posted on 06/19/2007 12:27:22 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (WHERE'S THE FENCE ? KILL BILL - II !! Vote Conservative. Vote Duncan Hunter - 2008)
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To: JZelle
Wobbly? Bush is as stable as a Mexican low-rider these days.


21 posted on 06/19/2007 12:28:05 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Digger; All

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?


22 posted on 06/19/2007 12:29:39 PM PDT by jacquej
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To: Retired Greyhound

‘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.


23 posted on 06/19/2007 12:31:29 PM PDT by Badeye ("In 2 weeks, I join the list of UNEMPLOYED". ...Goldi-Lox (karma comes around))
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To: jacquej

None of the Above?


24 posted on 06/19/2007 12:38:09 PM PDT by jayef
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To: jacquej
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.

I'm with you, jacquej. Praying for him . . .

25 posted on 06/19/2007 12:39:57 PM PDT by Faith
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To: jayef

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.


26 posted on 06/19/2007 12:41:55 PM PDT by jacquej
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To: jacquej
If not GWB, then who would have done a batter job? JFKerry?

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...

27 posted on 06/19/2007 12:59:44 PM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (After six years of George W. Bush I long for the honesty and sincerity of the Clinton Administration)
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To: JZelle
...Go wobbly?...Go wobbly?...

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.

28 posted on 06/19/2007 1:28:57 PM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: Retired Greyhound
Nope, the first term was an out of character act for the purposes of reelection; what you see now is the unbelievably incompetent grueling reality. Why do you think the 08 election is starting so soon? Nobody home in the peoples white house.
29 posted on 06/19/2007 1:44:48 PM PDT by Weeedley
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To: jwparkerjr

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.


30 posted on 06/19/2007 1:45:11 PM PDT by jonascord (She walked thru the door, twirling a pair of 44s. And, in her hand was a gun...)
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To: JZelle

bttt


31 posted on 06/19/2007 1:50:50 PM PDT by Guenevere (Duncan Hunter for President, 2008!!)
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To: jonascord
It’s my considered opinion that we have avoided another such attack simply because they never expected the response they got from us for 9/11. The honestly felt we would respond as usual, as we had in 1991 with the bombing of the Trade Center or the attack on the Cole. I’ll bet dollars to donuts that they were also quite surprised by the success of the 9/11 attack. In fact Osama himself later said on tape how much more successful the attack was than he had ever dreamed it would be.

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.

32 posted on 06/19/2007 1:51:47 PM PDT by jwparkerjr
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To: JZelle

Bush to Libby — You’re going under the bus.


33 posted on 06/19/2007 2:14:40 PM PDT by gcruse
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To: jwparkerjr
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.

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! :-)

34 posted on 06/19/2007 2:29:16 PM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: Gondring
You were certainly more prescient than I was at the time of the 2000 election. I thought Bush 43 was a conservative, and I guess compared to Gore he certainly was.

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.

35 posted on 06/19/2007 2:57:28 PM PDT by jwparkerjr
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To: SkyPilot

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”.

http://travismonitor.blogspot.com/


36 posted on 06/19/2007 3:21:03 PM PDT by WOSG (Stop Z-visa amnesty!! Call the Senators, tell them to vote "NO": 202-224-3121, 1-866-340-9281)
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