I am sure you heard that Bush gave Scooter Libby a Get Out of Jail Free card today. While technically not a pardon, still an absolute waste of power and revolting to the core.
This is what Bush had to say about it: “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 30 months in prison.”
You’re telling me that the man who blew the cover of a CIA agent doesn’t deserve jail time? That 30 months is excessive? And that the President feels the need to step in for this one man?
OK. But that poor 17 year old kid in Georgia who received a consensual blowjob from a 15 year old and got 10 years in jail doesn’t deserve consideration? That’s not excessive, Mr. President?
I smell bullshit.
And it stinks.
My friend Caroline/Babs just sent an email suggesting we all call the White House and let them know what a ridiculous use of Bush’s “power” this is.
Sure, a flood of calls won’t change anything… but you can blow off some steam.
202-456-1111 (9am -5pm EST)