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Poll: Bush Move Unpopular in Libby Case (Who cares what the idiots think?)
Washington Post ^ | 7/10/2007 | AP

Posted on 07/10/2007 3:01:10 PM PDT by tobyhill

WASHINGTON -- President Bush's commutation of a prison term for a former aide to Vice President Cheney did not play well with the public or even Republicans, a survey found.

In a USA Today-Gallup poll released on Tuesday, 66 percent said Bush should not have intervened in the case of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, whose sentence for obstructing justice in the CIA leak case included a 2 1/2-year prison term.

Thirteen percent said the president's move was correct, and 6 percent said Bush should have given Libby a full pardon.

Bush didn't even receive much of a boost in support from Republicans. Among them, 44 percent said Bush should not have taken action in the case. Ten percent said he should have pardoned Libby while only 26 percent said Bush did the correct thing.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cialeak; libby
This just confirms that no matter what President Bush does it won't please a majority so he should just do the right things and say to hell with the idiots.

President Bush, quit trying to appease the unappeasable.

1 posted on 07/10/2007 3:01:14 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Dear Pollsters: It wasn’t unpopular with me! Now for the complete pardon!

And, Hillary the Hypocrite and others like her can just STHU.


2 posted on 07/10/2007 3:15:33 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (With an F, and an R, and an E, and a D, and an F-R-E-D...FRED!!!!!!!!)
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To: tobyhill
Betcha if you asked the same people straight up, with no hints and no multiple choice answers, what position Scooter held a solid 2/3 couldn’t tell you.
3 posted on 07/10/2007 3:18:43 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: tobyhill

Well, that settles in.

He’s *definitely* not gettin’ a third term now!


4 posted on 07/10/2007 3:18:53 PM PDT by WOSG ( Don't tell me what you are against, tell me what you are FOR.)
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To: tobyhill
Perhaps the President ought to convene an investigation on why Fitzpatrick didn’t prosecute Richard Armitage.

And the Washington Post should have conducted a poll asking if President Bush should have pardoned Libby7 as soon as it was known that Armitage was the leaker.

5 posted on 07/10/2007 3:31:08 PM PDT by detch
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To: tobyhill
I’m glad for what President Bush did. I would have preferred that he pardon Libby, but there’s still time for that.
6 posted on 07/10/2007 3:32:53 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: tobyhill

You can say anything you want about Bush, but one thing I love about him is he will do what he thinks is right, and refuses to rule by the whim of the polls as a certain democrat from Arkansas did. Whether it is the war on terror, immigration (which I disagree with), or the Libby issue — he is not swayed by the masses.


7 posted on 07/10/2007 3:34:17 PM PDT by Tulane
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To: colorado tanker

Same 2/3 would also draw a blank in reaction to the words “Plame” and “Fitzpatrick”.


8 posted on 07/10/2007 3:40:30 PM PDT by beckaz (Dump Gonzales Yesterday, and Chertoff too.)
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To: tobyhill
Send an email to President Bush and tell him you approve of his action regarding Mr. Libby. I asked him to do it some more - I love to see the liberal media talking heads puking green!
9 posted on 07/10/2007 4:12:38 PM PDT by etcetera (A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity. Sigmund Freud)
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To: tobyhill
394 Pubbies out of the 1014 adults polled...

Snort.

10 posted on 07/10/2007 4:14:17 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Tulane
You are absolutely right.

So many = including FREEPERS - are still knocking him over not giving Libby a FULL pardon - and will not bother to read and/or understand that Libby and his lawyers DID NOT WANT a full pardon at this time.

A full pardon would mean that Libby has no more recourse to clear his name and would forever be a “felon” and forever disbarred.

With this action, he can now appeal and bring out things that Fitz, in his witch hunt, wouldn’t allow. We just may see Fitz Nifonged - Armitage on the stand, and all the other true criminals brought to justice and Libby cleared.

Bush wouldn’t budge for popular opinion. He did what Libby wanted. But no good deed goes unpunished, especially if it’s Bush’s -= even by Freepers, sadly.

11 posted on 07/10/2007 4:33:24 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ( "...but you can't fool all of the people all the time." LINCOLN)
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To: tobyhill

It would be more interesting to see how many could identify who Libby is and what crime he was convicted of.


12 posted on 07/10/2007 4:54:14 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: trisham
I’m glad for what President Bush did. I would have preferred that he pardon Libby,

My initial reaction was the same as yours. But now I agree with the people who say this still gives Libby a chance to clear his name. A reversal on appeal is clearer exoneration than a pardon.

13 posted on 07/10/2007 6:03:54 PM PDT by speekinout
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To: speekinout
But now I agree with the people who say this still gives Libby a chance to clear his name.

Libby himself may have preferred a commutation to a pardon. Of course when Libby's conviction is overturned the Dims will scream "Bush's court."

14 posted on 07/10/2007 6:16:49 PM PDT by Poincare
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To: Poincare
Libby himself may have preferred a commutation to a pardon. Of course when Libby's conviction is overturned the Dims will scream "Bush's court."

So true. But it pleased me no end that Bush did the right thing, no matter what flak he'd have to take for it - from both sides.

15 posted on 07/10/2007 6:49:45 PM PDT by speekinout
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