Sometimes you really have to wonder if these guys are listening to themselves when they spew this nonsense out to the public:
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Thursday made fun of former President Clinton and his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, for criticizing President Bush’s decision to erase the prison sentence of former aide I. Lewis ”Scooter” Libby.
”I don’t know what Arkansan is for chutzpah, but this is a gigantic case of it,” presidential spokesman Tony Snow said.
Arkansan for “chutzpah”? I think that’s “balls the size of the Ozarks”, but I’m not sure.
“Regarding John Conyers’ scheduled hearings on Bush’s commutation of Libby’s sentence, Snow said “Well, fine, knock himself out. I mean, perfectly happy. And while he’s at it, why doesn’t he look at January 20th, 2001?” in reference to the closing hours of Clinton’s presidency when he pardoned 140 people, including fugitive financier Marc Rich.”
Er, y’mean the same Marc Rich who was represented by none other than Scooter Libby? That Marc Rich, Tony?
Lord. You can “look at 1/20/01” all you want. I prefer to focus on 1/20/09, the end date for Operation: American Freedom and the end of this long, national nightmare.
UPDATE: Nicole Belle at C&L has a great “six degrees of separation” post up re Libby & Rich.
Cross posted (with an eye on the future) from AoF