Now, Señor Presidente, As Long As You’re Commuting Excessive Sentences…

I got some ex-border agents I'd like to mention?!?

And I bet there are others suffering far more unjust sentences than Mr. Libby. So c'mon, fair is fair…

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A longtime veteran of comedy and political forums, I decided that I needed a more restful venue because... well... I finally hate everybody. Except my wife that is... and my ex-wife.. and... no, that's about it. I lead about as simple a life as one can, preferring activities that include anything that doesn't involve going out and seeing YOU! And I particularly enjoy what I call "Get the Bitch" movies on Lifetime. You know the ones where the intended victim finally does something so incredibly stupid that she forfeits her right to live, and from that moment on you're rooting for the stalker. Of course, it rarely works out the way you want, but when it does, the feeling you get is... well, there's nothing else like it, other than, maybe, eating chocolate chip cookies. Oh, and I'm proudly anti-wildlife, both foreign and domestic, and anti-environment - especially foreign environments. I think Howard Stern put it best when he said, "If fifty percent of the population died tomorrow, I can live with that." And I feel the same about the other fifty percent, so together, we've pretty much got it all covered.
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4 Responses to Now, Señor Presidente, As Long As You’re Commuting Excessive Sentences…

  1. Eric says:

    True, very true.

  2. Schomer says:

    Maybe he will throw 140 pardons on his way out the door, like our previous president. And maybe his brother will get into some trouble with cocaine, so that he can pardon that as well, just like our previous president did for his brother.

  3. TedWest says:

    See, here's the problem, everyone knows that Clinton is the gold standard for sleaze and illegality, but the key words there are, "on the way out the door."
    Bush couldn't wait that long because all of this from the beginning was designed to make him look as bad as possible – and Bush has played right into their hands at each point.
    But when the Appeals Court ruled that Libby had to go to jail, Bush had to act. So what does he do?
    First, let's start with this (quote approximately accurate):
    "Bush missed his chance to be courageous and compassionate by pardoning Scooter Libby for perjury and obstruction of justice when there was no underlying crime." – Robert Novak.
    And there's the problem: had Bush said that he couldn't stand by and allow a man to suffer such injustice as this verdict represents, and so he was pardoning him, that would show strength and principle.
    But Bush didn't do that. In essence, he reaffirmed the guilty sham verdict, and merely regarded the sentence as inappropriate.
    And when he did that, he set a standard. It not only becomes reasonable, it is imperative that he examine other sentences that are excessive, but whose recipients haven't been fortunate enough to be close to Bush and receive special attention.

  4. memtony says:

    Once again, the President has tried to walk some mystical "middle" path of doing the right thing while not upsetting his enemies. Neither his friends nor his enemies are impressed.

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