Bush/Cheney: It’s Time for Them to Go

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How can principled Republicans continue to
support this man? Completing the last stage of the clear coverup,
President Bush today commuted the prison term of Scooter Libby,
using this twisted logic:

"I respect the jury's verdict," Bush said in a
statement. "But I have concluded that the prison sentence given to
Mr. Libby is excessive. Therefore, I am commuting the portion of
Mr. Libby's sentence that required him to spend thirty months in
prison."

So much for equal treatment under the law, the idea that government
officials need to tell the truth under oath, and protecting the
identity of classified agents. This is the most disgraceful team
ever to occupy the White House.

On another note, it's good to see that Fred Thompson has already
hailed the decision to commute the sentence. After all, what's a
little lying compared to lobbying on behalf of death squads?

Update: John Edwards and Barack Obama weigh in. 


About the author

Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a seventeen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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