Friday, June 08, 2007

Three Major Papers: Don't Pardon Libby

By E&P Staff
Published: June 07, 2007 9:25 PM ET

NEW YORK In the aftermath of the sentencing of Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, Lewis "Scooter" Libby, to 30 months in prison for perjury, obstruction of justice and lying to FBI agents, earlier this week, some newspaper editorials have advocated a presidential pardon. But the Chicago Tribune, a strong backer of George W. Bush in his campaigns for president, declared today, "That shouldn't happen."

The Philadelphia Inquirer stated: "There are persistent calls for Bush to pardon Libby. That would be as arrogant and improper as the original scheme. While Libby was undoubtedly following orders, his culpability remains. He lied to federal agents investigating one of the most reckless and potentially dangerous political hit jobs in years."

The Denver Post: "The question that now has Washington atwitter is whether Bush will pardon Libby and, if so, when. The case was embarrassing to the White House from the start, focusing attention on the administration's clumsy handling of the Iraq war and its critics. A pardon also would be damaging, despite what Libby supporters think."

Just for fun, you can go read all the people who disagree with these op-eds, the letters begging for mercy for their wubby diddle Scooter.

Take a hanky.


At 9:55 AM, Blogger Paddy said...

Off to the grocery store, ME you're in charge while I'm gone.


At 10:38 AM, Blogger gimmeabreak said...

I love reading all the little letters for Libby. The funnest one by far was the one written by Mary Matlin and her cryptkeeper James Carville. They both signed it side-by-side. Sigh. Isn't that f***er supposed to be consulting for Hillary?

But anyway, if you read enough of them and drink enough alcohol, you might actually start believing that Scoots was the most kind, wonderful, patriotic fella, husband and father to have ever graced our land.

And then you woke up.

At 11:33 AM, Blogger Kyle said...

Keep the pressure on Bush to pardon Libby. That way Scooter will never get out since Bush refuses to listen to anyone. Shit, the PNAC might pressure Bush into giving him the needle. He has to show us his independence after all.


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