Breaking: President Bush to commute Libby’s sentence; Update: Fred celebrates! Update: “Disgraceful,” says Reid; Update: “Holy sh*t,” says Rosie! Update: Snap poll — Americans oppose 21/60; Update: Bush is an accessory, says Wilson Update: Video, Olbermann & Wilson rage

posted at 5:45 pm on July 2, 2007 by Bryan

John Gibson just announced it on The Big Story. Details to follow.

More: Earlier today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit refused to put Libby’s sentence on hold, meaning he would have had to go to jail while his appeal was ongoing.

Update (AP): I guess this is his way of splitting the difference between people who want Libby pardoned and people who think he should serve out the sentence prescribed by the judicial process. It should earn him a point or two with the base after the shamnesty debacle.

Update (AP): Splittin’ the difference:

“My decision to commute his prison sentence leaves in place a harsh punishment for Mr. Libby,” Bush said in a statement. “The consequences of his felony conviction on his former life as a lawyer, public servant, and private citizen will be long-lasting.”

The president’s action means that Libby’s conviction still stands and he is still required to pay the $250,000 fine ordered by a federal judge.

Update (AP): Rush appealed for a pardon this afternoon. No doubt this will be played by advocates of the Fairness Doctrine as Bush having done talk radio’s bidding.

Update (AP): Here’s Bush’s full statement. “Mr. Fitzgerald is a highly qualified, professional prosecutor who carried out his responsibilities as charged.”

Update (AP): Reaction:

“As Independence Day nears, we’re reminded that one of the principles our forefathers fought for was equal justice under the law. This commutation completely tramples on that principle,” Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said through a spokesman.

Libby’s supporters celebrated.

“That’s fantastic. It’s a great relief,” said former Ambassador Richard Carlson, who helped raise millions for Libby’s defense fund. “Scooter Libby did not deserve to go to prison and I’m glad the president had the courage to do this.”

Update (AP): More reaction — from Fred: “I am very happy for Scooter Libby. I know that this is a great relief to him, his wife and children. While for a long time I have urged a pardon for Scooter, I respect the President’s decision. This will allow a good American, who has done a lot for his country, to resume his life.”

Update (AP): “I don’t underrate the seriousness of perjury, but in sentencing, or using the pardon power, you consider mitigating factors. Unlike the Paula Jones case, no individual litigant was harmed by obstruction of the discovery process. And unlike the Sandy Berger case, there was no successful coverup.”

Update (AP): Stories like this are so transparently partisan that it’s almost not worth covering the reaction.

Senator Harry Reid, Democratic Majority Leader, called the commutation ‘disgraceful.’

“The President’s decision to commute Mr. Libby’s sentence is disgraceful. Libby’s conviction was the one faint glimmer of accountability for White House efforts to manipulate intelligence and silence critics of the Iraq War. Now, even that small bit of justice has been undone,” Reid said in a statement. “The Constitution gives President Bush the power to commute sentences, but history will judge him harshly for using that power to benefit his own Vice President’s Chief of Staff who was convicted of such a serious violation of law.”

Update (AP): More from Raw Story — the Wilsons’ lawyer, who doubles as the head of CREW, is none too pleased.

Melanie Sloan, the executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, who is representing the Plame and her husband Ambassador Joe Wilson in a civil suit against Libby and other top Bush administration officials, slammed the decision on behalf of the Wilsons.

“First, President Bush said any person who leaked would no longer work in his administration. Nonetheless, Scooter Libby didn’t leave office until he was indicted and Karl Rove works in the White House even today,” Sloan said in a statement sent to RAW STORY. “More recently, the vice president ignored an executive order protecting classified information, claiming he isn’t really part of the executive branch. Clearly, this is an administration that believes leaking classified information for political ends is justified and that the law is what applies to other people.”

Update (AP): CNN compares Bush’s record on pardons and commutations to the last 10 presidents’. Plus: reaction round-up, featuring Joe Biden calling on Americans to flood the White House phone lines the way amnesty opponents did in sinking the POS immigration bill!

Update (AP): Now we know for sure it was a bad decision.

THE GUYS IN CHARGE R CRIMINALS
IMPEACH CHENEY THEN BUSH
ASAP

Update (AP): Filled with heart-ache is the NYT.

Update (AP): Survey USA has already conducted a snap poll. The White House won’t like the results.

Update (AP): “The jury said Scooter Libby did the crime. He should do the time.”

Update (AP): Holy Joe Wilson speaks!

In an interview with ABC News Radio, Joseph Wilson said Bush’s commutation of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby’s prison term demonstrates that “this administration is corrupt to the core – from top to bottom.”…

In commuting part of Libby’s sentence, Wilson says, President Bush is complicit in Libby’s crimes.

“He is an accessory to the obstruction of justice in this commutation of the sentence,” Wilson told ABC News. “He, himself, is now under a cloud.”

Update (Bryan): Courtesy Ms Underestimated, here’s a meeting of the addled minds. Keith Olbermann and Joe Wilson discuss the Libby pardon. You get it all, from Wilson’s loopy lies to Olby’s wacky conspiracy theories. It’s just what you expect, which makes it perfect. Perfectly insane, but perfect.

Update (AP): WaPo reports that Bush’s friends and most aides were told not to bug him about Libby. Why? “The White House’s handling of the Libby case appears to have been designed to make it possible for Bush to say he was not the subject of undue political pressure in the same manner that President Bill Clinton was lobbied to make controversial pardons in the final days of his administration.”


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If those whining leftists want justice then let them prosecute that wormy little puke Berger for stealing classified documents. Innocent or guilty they want Libby in jail . . . justice and fairness has nothing to do with this issue. The only problem is that Libby should have been given a full pardon.

rplat on July 3, 2007 at 8:25 AM

A jury of his peers decided that he flat out lied, not that he “forgot”.

Oh you bet . . . and O.J. is innocent. A jury decision is a legal action and has nothing to do with what’s right or worng or even what’s proper.

rplat on July 3, 2007 at 8:28 AM

But hey, what do I care?

Fragility on July 3, 2007 at 1:45 AM

Frag, we you crying over this one? Kick the dog a couple times?

Jaibones on July 3, 2007 at 8:46 AM

Prez is in a forgiving mood. First, shamnesty. Now, commutesty. At least Libby is an American citizen.

saved on July 3, 2007 at 8:55 AM

Great to listen to Olberdouche and Wilson whining and crying over this.

First Shamnesty gets a bi-partisan kick in the nuts, and then Bush castrates Joe Wilson and Olberdouche on national television.

Damn, it’s been a fun couple of weeks!

Jaibones on July 3, 2007 at 9:17 AM

Hmmmm….. Didn’t see old Blowlberman raising any stink about Clinton not serving a day in jail for his perjury conviction. How quickly they forget.

Kowboy on July 3, 2007 at 9:19 AM

I love the smell of burning liberals in the morning! Anything that ties little Keith’s patties in a knot has to be good for the country!

sabbott on July 3, 2007 at 9:20 AM

Looks like the KosKids are trying to pull a “Ron Paul” on the online libby polls…

BadBrad on July 3, 2007 at 9:23 AM

clicky here sorry….

BadBrad on July 3, 2007 at 9:24 AM

He may as well gone for the full pardon because of the hit he will take. And so it goes as usual the president can’t seem to make a fully complete decision. I wonder why that is?

woodman on July 3, 2007 at 9:26 AM

This kind of thing really brings out the partisans for full display. Any single Democrat who is whining about this who did not whine about Clinton’s pardon of Cisneros is a full-out partisan windbag. I do believe, just guessing here, that this includes just about every single prominent Democrat who has given a public statement about this.

They have no problem with pardoning or commuting sentences of felons – as long as they’re the ones doing it.

Hypocrisy Stew anyone?

Seixon on July 3, 2007 at 9:27 AM

Funny how Libby’s lying under oath is a greater crime than what happened on 9-11.

Then again, that’s Olbie for ya…

drjohn on July 3, 2007 at 9:31 AM

I love the sound of liberals screaming in the morning. It sounds like……………..victory. : )

pilamaye on July 3, 2007 at 9:50 AM

Well Bush finally showed a little backbone but the emphasis should be on LITTLE. It was a wishy-washy COMMUTATION not a pardon and filled with moralizing about “punishment” and “consequences” etc.

Fact is that Libby was victimized by a perjury-trap by a prosecutor who, otherwise, had no case at all. Fact is that super-liberal juries in Washington DC and environs are prejudicial toward Republican defendants. DON’T BELIEVE IT? The guy who shot Reagan got off on an insanity defense.

THIS IS THE BIGGEST PLUS THE DEMOCRATS HAVE PREJUDICIAL JURIES IN THE DC AREA.

MaiDee on July 3, 2007 at 10:08 AM

Why are the democrats so upset about Libby and not upset about Armitage?

Sue on July 3, 2007 at 10:16 AM

Dear Dems,

Don’t freaking talk about “equal justice under the law” when you’re trying to “pardon” millions of illegal immigrants.

Love, Ortzinator

Ortzinator on July 3, 2007 at 10:18 AM

Do you think Bush was giggling to Putin, “Watch me piss off the Dems, he he he.”

sunny on July 2, 2007 at 5:52 PM

Putin probably would have responded “I don’t have to worry about pissing off the opposition party or the media! They know better than to get on my bad side – tend wind up dead or in prison!!”

SSG Fuzzy on July 3, 2007 at 10:25 AM

Now he needs to pardon those Border Patrol Agents who were doing their jobs.

PBoilermaker on July 2, 2007 at 5:47 PM

First thing I thought as well. If anyone deserves a pardon its those guys.

Keli on July 3, 2007 at 10:31 AM

The liberal vitriol today is priceless.

Watched Merideth on the Today show let Wilson blast away, give Kristol the third degree and then let Matthews blast away.

Bias, what bias?

Kristo had it right, it’s ridiculous.

When do Wilson and Plame get theirs for lying?

Speakup on July 3, 2007 at 10:32 AM

Now some enterprising reporter needs to solicit comment from Sandy Berger and Marc Rich.

MRegine on July 3, 2007 at 10:34 AM

First thing I thought as well. If anyone deserves a pardon its those guys.

Indeed. With an approval rating that low, might as well go for the hat-trick.

natesnake on July 3, 2007 at 10:38 AM

… but when you can do something that makes libs ‘splode
– priceless

VTWaldrup on July 3, 2007 at 10:40 AM

Way down here at the bottom…
I don’t know if anyone posted this yet but I seem to recall that early on the President claimed he was not going to pardon Libby because he was sure that he would be acquitted and then after the convection Bush said that Libby would be cleared if the process was allowed to continue. He only stepped in at the last minute to keep Libby out of jail, but did so in a way that will keep the process going to allow him to clear his name
Well that’s my take on it anyway
George

Gwillie on July 3, 2007 at 10:41 AM

Don’t forget he was convicted by a jury of his Peers Chris Mathews neighbors

Gwillie on July 3, 2007 at 10:59 AM

He pardoned the guy who helped Marc Rich get away with tax fraud, so, I think he pardoned the wrong guy.
The right guys were Ramos and Compean, the border patrol agents who are in solitary confinement awaiting the appeal of their 11-12 year sentence FOR DOING THEIR JOBS!
This nauseates me. Presidente Gorge Booosh can hold the bucket, Tony Snow could hold his nose and his own.

Christine on July 3, 2007 at 11:05 AM

The Republican Party is hardly “the population.”
Nonfactor on July 2, 2007 at 6:39 PM

Even the jury, who was decidedly not Republican, felt jail time was inappropriate for Libby. They admitted that they wanted Rove instead.

And by the way, for all the Democrats on this thread who suddenly think perjury is a bad thing (where were you in the 90s?), why is it then OK for Libby to go to jail when Clinton got off free?

Do you have to rape someone before your lies are considered alright?

Esthier on July 3, 2007 at 11:12 AM

Why are the democrats so upset about Libby and not upset about Armitage?
Sue on July 3, 2007 at 10:16 AM

Because Armitage is on their side.

Only on a far-right blog like Hot Air could a former member of the Bush Administration and a conservative Republican be brushed aside and relegated to the nondescript status of a “Bush critic”.

Fragility on July 3, 2007 at 1:45 AM

You’ve already been proven wrong on this one, but I just wanted to highlight your little rant. FYI, Armitage hasn’t been charged with a thing. FYI, Libby didn’t “leak” a thing. FYI, the only liars in this whole thing are the Wilsons. If he didn’t want the truth to come out about why he was sent on that crap assignment in the first place, he shouldn’t have lied so dang much.

When your wife sends you on a trip to drink tea and ask questions that only have ONE RIGHT ANSWER, only an idiot would call it a “mission from Cheney,” and that idiot is Wilson. I have no idea what you are though for buying the whole thing.

A jury of his peers decided that he flat out lied, not that he “forgot”.

Oh, yeah, and someone else got to this one first as well, but I just wanted to add the same. The jury of his “peers” (a jury that should have constituted a mistrial) admitted that they didn’t want Libby in jail, that they only gave him that sentence because they wanted Rove. They didn’t even understand their purpose.

Esthier on July 3, 2007 at 11:18 AM

Linking to Kos a few minutes ago, left me feeling uhhgh! This is my party? Linking to HA and MM daily, I feel refreshed. Have wasted my life in a devolved ideology. Paying attention now, exercising my thought processes, relegating my “feelings” to 2nd tier status,and issueing a proclamation of my consevative quest, I fear(damn feelings),though that I haven’t enough life left to achieve the pinnacle. I continue to think this through.

captivated_dem on July 3, 2007 at 11:26 AM

captivated_dem on July 3, 2007 at 11:26 AM

Welcome.

Esthier on July 3, 2007 at 11:31 AM

What’s up with the WH prees core… Did the DK empty their hall to fill up the press room?

Gwillie on July 3, 2007 at 11:38 AM

woops that Press core

Gwillie on July 3, 2007 at 11:38 AM

LOL..I wish yall would give a warning when a link is put on here that puts you automatically on the big R’s site..I cringe when I think that my hit gave her a digit to add to her numbers!!!!

hotvol on July 3, 2007 at 11:45 AM

Why are the democrats so upset about Libby and not upset about Armitage?

Sue on July 3, 2007 at 10:16 AM

He meant well. ;)

Seixon on July 3, 2007 at 11:55 AM

even if America Fragility hates your guts. Yup.

Fragility on July 3, 2007 at 12:08 AM

To be “hated” by you is an absolute honor.

Hillary Clinton actually had the stones to come out and say something about this? Are you kidding me? WOW! These people have no shame!

sabbott on July 3, 2007 at 1:54 AM

For Hillary to talk about “buckets, brushes and brooms” to “clean the White House Oval Office” and “cronyism and ideology” is the…wait…Fragility said it…”hypocrisy” to the highest degree.

Typical of this man, he has become gutless. Didn’t have the balls to offend the left and pardon him, didn’t have the loyalty for the right to pardon him….

Even worse is the fact he basically continues to show no loyalty to those who show loyalty to him (Libby) or this nation (BP Agents)

Tim Burton on July 3, 2007 at 2:29 AM

and

So when are we going to get an investigation into Valerie Plame’s fairy tales, err I mean, testimony to various bodies of Congress?…

Seixon on July 3, 2007 at 4:36 AM

Tim and Seixon, respectfully, this approach will prove to have been brilliant. Going forward with the appeal, the facts lies from the Wilsons will be exposed and Mr. Libby will probably be found not guilty and the ‘special’ prosecutor will have to live with himself too. The lefties’ heads will explode further.

By the way, guy girl, a jury also found O.J. innocent…

RightWinged on July 3, 2007 at 3:18 AM

Entelechy on July 3, 2007 at 12:33 PM

I was on the elevator this morning in the metro DC area and the elevator info news screen displayed the headline of The Commutation of Libby’s prison term, the two occupants with in the elevator expressed disgust and outrage at GWB and said this was about GWB’s lying to jusitfy the war. I heatedly responded what about Clinton’s lies and his pardons. They answered that Clinton’s lies and pardons did not endanger our boys to go to war.

Liberals were perfectly willing to let Libby go to jail for years convicted of a non-crime to get at GWB. Liberals have a twisted sense of justice. They would have freaked out if convicted thief of security documents Sandy Berger had received prison time under this administration. They would have viewed the sentence to prison as too harsh for a first offense, unless he was Republican.

Yeah,even Paris H. went to jail but not for the first conviction.

apostle53 on July 3, 2007 at 12:41 PM

To captivated…I’ve often said to those on the fense with mixed viewpoints..if you want to take a stand one way or the other…all one needs to do is get on different websites.both conservative and liberal..and you’ll see a divide that’s looks as though it’s made up of two different worlds..with one who’s light is dimming with blinding hate obstructing it’s aim.

hotvol on July 3, 2007 at 12:42 PM

It’s just so amusing that Libby was Mark Rich’s lawyer, who Clinton pardoned after receiving money from Rich for campaigns and his library. Meanwhile, the Democrats pretend that this isn’t anything other than business as usual.

Seixon on July 3, 2007 at 12:58 PM

Patterico suggests at the “do the crime, do the time” link that this will hurt Republicans in 2008. I respectfully must say – No way. The only people who will vote against Republicans because of this are those who are going to do so anyway (all varieties of the Dem base). People are not going to vote against, say, Jeff Sessions because a lame duck President commuted the sentence of a guy with a weird nickname.

The media will whine about this for awhile, but come election time there will be other issues on the plate for the Republican nominee to deal with, not an issue that falls into the ‘Whitewater’ category of public awareness. Any and all immigration stupidity and Iraq mismanagement will hurt Republicans next year, but not this.

fiatboomer on July 3, 2007 at 12:58 PM

Thank you Ms Underestimated. The clip of Wilson & Olberserk whining was just precious. Anything that tworks these two idiots off just makes my day.

oakpack on July 3, 2007 at 1:23 PM

Funny how the liars and traitors on the left that make up the Democratic Party (including Harry Reid) are making noises now when they were ABSOLUTELY SILENT over the pardon — the COMPLETE PARDON, not merely commuting a sentence — of Marc Rich.

For those who are either too young or in early Alzheimer’s, let me recapitulate. Marc Rich was a crook. A tax evading, lying TRAITOR who was doing oil deals with the mullahs of Iran, enriching himself and our avowed enemy, Iran, in the process. He was indicted by a grand jury (Rudy G. was the US Attorney for New York at the time), but before arraignment, he fled the country for Switzerland after renouncing his citizenship. That was in 1983. He spent years on the FBI’s 10 most wanted list as well, but for some miraculous reason, was never arrested and extradited to the USA.

After his rich, socialite (and very well endowed) wife Denise lavished huge amounts of money as donations to the Democratic Party, President Clinton made pardoning Rich one of his very last acts in office in January 2001.

I can’t find a SINGLE word of criticism against Clinton for this pardon by Harry Reid, Rosie, or her Royal Thighness Hillary. Not one. In fact, DEMOCRATS are still pretty unanimous that pardoning Rich was an act of great humanity by Clinton.

So let’s see where we are….

Libby says he couldn’t remember what he actually said and his memory was mistaken, but got convicted on the word of inveterate liar (and former Democratic Party apparatchik) Tim Russert anyway.

Sandy Berger WILLFULLY STOLE AND DESTROYED national security secrets by stuffing them down his pants and in his socks. He did so to cover up something for the Clintons.

Marc Rich stole millions, evaded millions in taxes, AND did oil deals to enrich both himself and our enemies in Teheran.

Libby got YEARS in prison as a sentence.

Berger got a fine, some time picking up garbage along the side of the road, and he lost his law license.

Rich lived the high life in his mansions in Zug, Lucerne, St. Moritz, Marbella, consoled by his extensive collection of art by Chagall, Picasso, and Miro. Oh, and he paid a fine.

Perhaps leftwing troll Nonfactor would care to address the issue of HYPOCRISY and TREASON evidenced by Democrats and leftists over Rich and Berger.

Or perhaps leftwing troll Nonfactor (who is indeed NOT a factor when it comes to intelligent discourse) will wave his hands, cry out “Red Herring!” as he usually does and RUN AWAY… like the troll he is.

I have no use for the people (especially trolls like Nonfactor) criticising Bush for commuting Libby’s sentence when they have been silent on Marc Rich (tax evader and trader to the enemy) and Sandy Berger, one of the men RESPONSIBLE for letting Osama bin Laden live after killing American embassy employees, and who went on to kill 17 USN sailors and 3000 Americans on 9/11/01.

So to Nonfactor and his ilk — come back and talk to us when you are prepared to CONDEMN Clinton for his pardon of Rich and Berger for his perfidy.

georgej on July 3, 2007 at 1:38 PM

Question for you: should obstruction of justice even be a crime?

Nonfactor on July 2, 2007 at 6:01 PM

Nonfactor, we can debate just how seriously obstruction of justice should be taken under existing penal statutes. But there should be no debate that once a policy has been set, obstruction of justice should be taken equally seriously whether the surname of the perpetrator is “Libby” or “Clinton.” And that, Senator Schumer, is the equal justice under the law our founders advocated.

radjah shelduck on July 3, 2007 at 1:43 PM

Seixon: “It’s just so amusing that Libby was Mark Rich’s lawyer…”

Yes, the irony is delicious, isn’t it.

georgej on July 3, 2007 at 1:44 PM

As for the Wilsons, and their anger.

These two a$$holes can both go to hell.

georgej on July 3, 2007 at 1:49 PM

Jeez that was fun to watch. Wilson and OL-B is in he11 and completely insane. It’s like watching maggots eat at their brains as they spit out their vile. They have no issue with flat-out lying, eh?

Griz on July 3, 2007 at 2:17 PM

In December, 1997, Henry Cisneros, President Clinton’s Sec of HUD was indicted on 18 counts of conspiracy, giving false statements and obstruction of Justice. Medlar, (Cisneros’ mistress) used some of the Cisneros hush money to purchase a house and entered into a bank fraud scheme with her sister and brother-in-law to conceal the source of the money. In January, 1998, Medlar pleaded guilty to 28 charges of bank fraud, conspiracy to commit bank fraud and obstruction of justice.

In September, 1999, Cisneros negotiated a plea agreement, under which he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of lying to the FBI, and was fined $10,000. He did not receive jail-time or probation. He was pardoned by President Bill Clinton in January 2001. The independent counsel investigation continued after the pardon focusing on alleged obstruction of justice. In May 2005, Senator Dorgan (D-ND) proposed ending funding for the investigation; negotiators refused to include the provision in a bill funding military operations in Afghanistan. The funding at that point for the investigation totaled $21 million.

According to a New York Daily News report on October 3, 2005, “lawyers are fighting to suppress a potentially embarrassing final report from the probe that found Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros lied to the FBI about paying $250,000 in hush money to his ex-mistress. … Lawyers at the Washington firm Williams and Connolly who work for Cisneros and both Clintons have argued to judges overseeing the case that allegations of illegal activity, for which no charges were filed, should be snipped before the report is made public.”

On January 19, 2006, the New York Times reported that the independent counsel is finally closing his investigation with a report accusing the Clinton administration of thwarting the inquiry into Cisneros. [3]

from Wikipedia

And Hillary, Pelosi, Reid and the rest of the boys have the cahones to open their mouths to criticize Bush. Even Jesse Jackson Jr. is calling for Bush’s impeachment. Too bad he didn’t call for his dad’s impeachment from the Rainbow Coalition before he stole all their money.

Grrreeeaaat Time a’ Day.

sdd on July 3, 2007 at 2:19 PM

First, I want to make some general comments about pardons and commutations of sentences. Article II of the Constitution gives the president broad and unreviewable power to grant “Reprieves and Pardons” for all offenses against the United States. The Supreme Court has ruled that the pardon power is granted “[t]o the [president] . . ., and it is granted without limit” (United States v. Klein). Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes declared that “[a] pardon . . . is . . . the determination of the ultimate authority that the public welfare will be better served by [the pardon] . . .” (Biddle v. Perovich). A president may conclude a pardon or commutation is warranted for several reasons: the desire to restore full citizenship rights, including voting, to people who have served their sentences and lived within the law since; a belief that a sentence was excessive or unjust; personal circumstances that warrant compassion; or other unique circumstances.
By WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON

Dems, feel free to copy this and send it to your friends.

right2bright on July 3, 2007 at 2:31 PM

You got it.

saiga on July 3, 2007 at 2:51 PM

Before the libs get their panties all twisted up they should refer to this…

http://www.usdoj.gov/pardon/clintonpardon_grants.htm

repvoter on July 2, 2007 at 6:05 PM

Now check out Clinton’s reasoning for some of his pardons.

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/02/18/opinion/18CLIN.html?pagewanted=all&ei=5070&en=66ba82eaf117b24b&ex=1183521600

SilverStar830 on July 3, 2007 at 3:37 PM

Biden,Wilson,Olby,Pelosi, Chucky boy Shumer,Durbin, Leahy, Clinton, Obmaer and all the rest haven’t had a good word for anyone in the Bush Administration and never will so I am gald he (GW) comutted Libby. Fix all the craws for a day or a week. Let them keep yappin and doing nothing like they have been and then blame it all on Bush and the Repub’s in 08. Let them try

bones47 on July 3, 2007 at 3:46 PM

How much time did Bill Clinton serve for Perjury in the Paula Jones case ?
William Amos on July 2, 2007 at 7:08 PM

NONE!

http://www.usdoj.gov/opa/pardonchartlst.htm
Not to mention Pres. Clinton own perjury.
Lying Under Oath as President – 2 times
Lying Under Oath as Governor – 5 times
Lying Under Oath as Attorney General
Lying Under Oath in a Deposition
Lying Under Oath to a Grand Jury
Lying Under Oath as a Lawyer
And Reid is so shocked? So..so…unbecoming as for a president to issue a commute?
Kokonut on July 2, 2007 at 7:18 PM

History will prove out that Clinton’s Presidency was/is the most criminal and unjust in the history of the United States of America. No one president, even with two terms, could ever duplicate the total disregard for US laws, State laws, ethics , and everything the PRESIDENCY should stand for,as the liar of all time William ‘is is- blow job’ Clinton.

Pardon William Jefferson! After all, what he (allegedly) did was not threat to national security!
Ropera on July 2, 2007 at 7:40 PM

It was so nice while you were gone. Get parole did ya?

So to Nonfactor and his ilk — come back and talk to us when you are prepared to CONDEMN Clinton for his pardon of Rich and Berger for his perfidy.
georgej on July 3, 2007 at 1:38 PM

well said GJ.

I think fagility showed it’s true colors;
Fragility on July 3, 2007 at 1:45 AM
Just another mad latino-La Raza-MeCHa-Ron Paul loving ‘marcher’. Been to any protests lately, oh fragile one?

The lefties & democrats hypocrisy is truly astounding, even mind boggling.

shooter on July 3, 2007 at 3:54 PM

I am disappointed also. Bush should have given a full pardon instead of “tip towing” into the problem. I also still think that the “Fitzgerald” was guilty of misconduct by far exceeding the desired scope of his investigation. He should have closed down after two weeks. A multi-year witch hunt was not appropriate for his assignment when he already knew the answers and they did not involve Libby.

duff65 on July 3, 2007 at 4:05 PM

‘Cuz’ I’m a liar! Yeah I’m a liar!’ – Joe ‘Yellow Cake’ Wilson via Henry Rollins

Teddy on July 3, 2007 at 4:18 PM

Olbermann is a failed jock-sniffer, who couldn’t hack it at ESPN; and, more to the point, he has serious emotional problems. His fetish about anything Bush/O’Reilly appears to be some form of psychosexual dysfunction.

OhEssYouCowboys on July 3, 2007 at 4:24 PM

How much time did Bill Clinton serve for Perjury in the Paula Jones case ?
William Amos on July 2, 2007 at 7:08 PM

Exactly. How often do people even serve jail time for perjury anyway?

Esthier on July 3, 2007 at 4:33 PM

The local CBS News station here in Chicago is reporting that Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr (Son of the Rev.) is calling for Congress to start impeachment proceedings against Bush, saying he has violated the Constitution and has “gone too far this time”, and other choice blather. Obviously the congressman is not aware of another Constitutional right the President has, called Executive Privelage. So the raging liberals in Congress like Jesse Jackson Jr can rant,rave, scream, throw tantrums, hold their breath until their faces turn blue, and have as many hissy fit showplace hearings as they want, but Bush didn’t violate the Constitution or anything like that. If anything, he upheld it.

pilamaye on July 3, 2007 at 5:22 PM

Another Obie/ Wilson sob story. Ain’t wasting my time
listening to either of those crybaby hate America
pigs.. especially so near the 4th.

Texyank on July 3, 2007 at 6:02 PM

The local CBS News station here in Chicago is reporting that Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr (Son of the Rev.) is calling for Congress to start impeachment proceedings against Bush.

I saw a story about Jesse Jackson Jr trying to get “funds” for a airport that doesn’t exist…so he should know something about doing things that could get you removed from office.

mlong on July 3, 2007 at 9:07 PM

Clearly these are people that are too stupid to understand THE LAW. The President has the ultimate power to pardon felons or commute sentences, and said decisions are not up for review. Game over.

Joe Wilson is douchebag and his wife is a liar (she lied to the Congress about her role in sending her husband to Niger).

I am glad President Bush did NOT rule out a full pardon — this will keep the left in diapers for months and months and if he finally does issue a full pardon, we can only hope their empty heads will just burst.

D2Boston on July 4, 2007 at 12:21 AM

Thank you Ms Underestimated. The clip of Wilson & Olberserk whining was just precious. Anything that tworks these two idiots off just makes my day.

oakpack on July 3, 2007 at 1:23 PM

Thanks, oakpack. I know most here don’t like my .wmv downloadable vids, but my readers prefer them (as per my recent poll) by 70%. I thank and appreciate Bryan for linking me here, but I am glad he turned it into a flash video for use here.

Happy 4th to everyone!

MsUnderestimated on July 4, 2007 at 12:22 AM

I prefer the commutation and an acquittal on appeal to a pardon and the appearance of a deal. I look forward to the appeal result. Then pardon him if it fails due to all of the rabid media broohaha. I have a hard time disagreeing with Bush because I trus most of his advisors. I’d sure like to know who the idiot was that told him to go ahead and trust the Dems in a compromise… I sincerely doubt it was his dad. The Dems pressured HIM into raising taxes which, along with his attendance of Emperor Showa’s funeral, cost him his re-election and ushered in the era of Clinton, temporarily changing the discussion from presidential elections to presidential erections.

Rugged Individual on July 4, 2007 at 7:15 PM

Ms Underestimated

Do not change a thing, I like your videos because I can save them for viewing at a later date.

Kudos

ScottyDog on July 5, 2007 at 1:16 PM

As a Moderate Democrat, I have to say Libby should NOT be pardoned, and Border Patrol agents Ramos and Compean should. Ramos and Compean are the real patriots here, not Irving Libby.

DfDeportation on July 5, 2007 at 5:44 PM

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