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Scooter Libby — legal voter

posted at 8:18 am on March 1, 2013 by

A footnote in history, but an interesting one nonetheless:

Former vice presidential adviser I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby is among more than 1,000 felons whose voting rights were restored in the past year by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, according to a report to the General Assembly.

Libby’s name is listed in the Feb. 23 report on pardons, commutations, reprieves and other forms of clemency the governor is required to submit annually. Without elaboration, the report says Libby’s civil rights were restored Nov. 1, 2012. …

In Virginia, only the governor can restore felons’ civil rights. McDonnell has streamlined the process and, consequently, has restored the rights of more than 4,600 felons — more than any previous governor — with nearly a year still remaining in his term.

A spokesman for McDonnell says that the governor grants the restoration of civil liberties to 90% of non-violent offenders who apply.  That certainly is true of Libby, whose sentence was commuted by George W. Bush but not pardoned, which made him ineligible to vote until November 1 of last year.

I wonder who Libby voted for in the presidential election ….

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Why wasn’t Richard Armitrage charged? Was there no underlying crime? If not, how can there be obstruction of justice.

rbj on March 1, 2013 at 8:37 AM

4600 new felons voting in Virginia . . .

Virginia shifting into the D column the last two elections . . .

What a strange coincidence.

SoRight on March 1, 2013 at 8:43 AM

Why wasn’t Richard Armitrage charged? Was there no underlying crime? If not, how can there be obstruction of justice.

rbj on March 1, 2013 at 8:37 AM

Because they couldn’t get Bush so Libby was the best they could do. He was a political prisoner for a bogus crime crime committed against a fictional character made up by the left. There were plenty of people that should have been charged but, Libby wasn’t one of them. Bush was wrong to not pardon him.

Dr. Frank Enstine on March 1, 2013 at 8:54 AM

Bush was wrong to not pardon him.

Dr. Frank Enstine on March 1, 2013 at 8:54 AM

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That’s the absolute truth! I can’t even remember what part of “lying under oath” Mr. Libby did in the fake outing of Valerie Plame Wilson.
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This is the poster case for how Democrats, liberals and political media crapheads ruin someone’s life. It ought to happen to them, in spades, every day, for what they did to Libby.

ExpressoBold on March 1, 2013 at 9:05 AM

Remember when the media took the Obama administration to task for their lying and disinformation about Benghazi, and also their strong-arming of media members?

I remember when they were camping outside of David Axelrod’s house trying to get answers…oh, wait.

Good Lt on March 1, 2013 at 9:21 AM