July 2, 2007

The Long Commute

To be clear, Bush has commuted Libby’s sentence, and not pardoned him. In other words, Libby is still guilty but Bush doesn’t think he ought to suffer the indignity of, you know, actually serving time for his crime. Republican “tough on crime” means “only when you people commit crimes.” Yay!

Quoting the president:

My decision to commute his prison sentence leaves in place a harsh punishment for Mr. Libby.

Right - just knowing he was convicted is a harsh punishment. We can empty out the jails and just tell all the criminals that they’ve been convicted. That’ll show ‘em!

19% of the public supports the idea of rewarding this guy for being Bush’s friend.

Coincidentally, here are some other things 19% of Americans think:

  • 19% of Americans agreed with the strategy of the Iraq war back in September of ‘06.
  • 19% of Americans want to give HMOs more power to reject procedures.
  • 19% of Americans believe that Elvis is still alive

Yes — they are all the same 19%.

And all around the country, more “So glad I voted for Bush” stickers become obsolete… It’s a good thing they used strong glue on those stickers!

Posted by James at July 2, 2007 11:40 PM
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Sort of sad that Libby serves less time than Paris.

Posted by: mjfrombuffalo at July 3, 2007 6:54 AM

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