Monday, July 02, 2007
"I respect the jury’s verdict. 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."
Will the President be reviewing all legal proceedings and sentencings throughout the United States' Federal Court system, or only those of men who fell on their swords for his Vice President? I suppose it is unfortunate that Cheney's recent attempt at defining himself as outside the obligations of the Executive Branch qua President of the Senate and outside those of the Legislative Branch qua Vice President have failed; perhaps from his location in the no-man's land in which all power is located--note that Cheney practically identifies himself with God, who is both everywhere and nowhere, whose motives are unquestionable, who brooks no opposition and who is always in an undisclosed location--he could have simply have classified the whole proceeding and made all Americans forget that it ever happened.
I guess in Bush's defense, at least he did it in the midst of his term and did not wait for a last minute pardon.
Any guesses on how long it will be before Libby--unless the President figures out a way that he can save Scooter's law license--is a commentator on Fox?