BREAKING NEWS Justice Denied: Bush Commutes Libby Sentence

Nothing like a Bush for encouraging massive lawbreaking and then pardoning your minions:

Bush Spares Libby From Prison
Monday, July 2, 2007
(07-02) 14:47 PDT WASHINGTON, (AP) —

President Bush spared former White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby from a 2 1/2-year prison term on Monday, issuing an order that commutes his sentence.

This is a breaking news update. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby cannot delay his 2 1/2-year prison term in the CIA leak case, a federal appeals panel unanimously ruled Monday.

The decision is a major setback for Libby, who is running out of legal options and who probably will have to surrender to prison in weeks. The ruling puts pressure on President Bush, who has been sidestepping calls by Libby’s allies to pardon the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney.

Libby was convicted in March of lying and obstructing the investigation into the 2003 leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame’s identity. He is the highest-ranking White House official ordered to prison since the Iran-Contra affair.

More on this story when we become less apoplectic and stop throwing stuff around the room like an American Tourister ape.



Here’s what tomorrow’s headline OUGHT to be:

Paris Hilton has to go to jail; Scooter Libby doesn’t.


Well, several writers couldn’t ignore the obvious (above). Here are a few: Huffington Post and here and here and ‘Shame on you, Mr. President’ , Rolling Stone Magazine, and here.

It would seem that the Paris Hilton-Scooter Libby connection is a strong metaphor in the minds of dutiful columnists everywhere.

The cliché early warning system is fully operational and tests out just fine.

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53 Responses to BREAKING NEWS Justice Denied: Bush Commutes Libby Sentence

  1. Darrell Prows says:

    “the Conservative Ass”, said Lex. Meaning he finally got one thing right.

  2. Through the miracle of modern computer science, I was able to retroactively slip Lex some truth serum.

    Funny how he’s managed to completely disprove the “troll” accusation. I take it that he maintains he ISN’T here to keep us from talking about what is, increasingly, called “the straw that broke the camel’s back”: the conspiracy to obstruct the investigation into the felony of knowingly ‘outing’ an undercover CIA operative and HER ENTIRE NETWORK, and then stonewalling about it.

    I guess that Lex supports that kind of treasonous behavior, but doesn’t feel confident in defending it.

    Thus: the hate, the name-calling, the stupid spelling mistakes, etc.

    Nothing like a troll.

  3. Lex Herbert says:

    I am pathologically incapable of not having the last word. Here is part of what I wrote (aside from calling people names):

    But it is interesting reading the Vomit that you and the others spew out and ingest while you wallow in your own pool of feces.

    I write these things because if anyone believes differently than I do, it threatens my questionable masculinity, my bigoted “patriotism’ and it proves that I am not a barbarian.

    Oh, wait. Whoops.

    Scratch that last part.

    Now, I have to get back to drowning puppies.