July 03, 2007
Diana DeGette Claims Bush Disregarded the Rule of Law
From The Hill Blog Today comes this shocking post from Colorado Representative (Democrat) Diana DeGette... My tongue firmly ensconced in cheek!
I am outraged by President Bush’s decision to commute Scooter Libby’s sentence.
President Bush has shown his blatant disregard for the rule of law that our country’s entire judicial system was founded on. Mr. Libby was found guilty by a jury of his peers, and unfortunately, the President has chosen to ignore that decision.
The President’s actions today show this Administration’s disturbing view that they are above the law. I intend to continue to press hard in Congress to insure the integrity of the rule of law throughout all three branches of government.
Too bad Sandy Berger's Pants could not be reached for comment! (shamelessly stolen from Lex) A couple of things here MZ DeGette...
Constitution of the United States of America (remember that document?) Article II Section II
...and he [the President] shall have Power to Grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.
Like it or not Diana, President Bush IS following the Rule of Law! Granted him by the People of this great country expressed clearly in the primary governing document.
"... Chosen to ignore that decision...." Uh... If he chose to ignore the decision, ol' Scooter would be headed for the pokey! He chose NOT to ignore this decision and act upon it by administering his rights of granting reprieves. It comes as no wonder that you and your Democrat comrades will dive on this story like a starving man on a
Christmas -- sorry politically incorrect reference there--- non-denominational-celebratory-holiday-free range--hormone-free-- Tofu Turkey!
Predictable... and certainly not productive. As a voter and a Republican to boot, I am not real thrilled with the Bush Administration right now, most assuredly for different reasons than you and your constituents. But Diana, it is PRESIDENT Bush's prerogative to commute the federal sentence of any damn person he wants! For what ever reason he wants. And by the way, it is clearly stipulated in the LAWS of this land that he does not have to explain himself one bit! I do not begin to defend Scooter's violation of the laws of this land especially perjury. And yes people no matter where they work or for whom, if they violate those law they should be tried and punished... But it is clearly stipulated in the founding laws governing this land that EXCEPTIONS can be made! Deal with it. I don't give a crap if it is political! Move on!
So the sooner we advance beyond these trivialities the better! How about doing something about Winning the War in Iraq and Afghanistan, Securing our Borders, and enforcing the immigration laws we have on the books? Or are those items not important to you?
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Of all the myriad ["Charlie Foxtrots"] commited by the Boy King ... his 'commutation' of ol' Scooter takes the cake.
Yes ... 'it is clearly stipulated in the founding laws' ... and NO ... 'the sooner we advance beyond these trivialities the better' I don't quite see this matter as trivial.
I believe the case can be made that 'your beloved' President was merely being the weasel that he always HAS BEEN ... it's called covering your own ass.
Ol Scooter probably gave them the heads up ... that once his butt was in the pokey ... he would become inclined to start singing for his supper.
Simply a matter of self preservation for Ol' George and our beloved Veep ... Dead Eye Dick ... Scooter knows where all the bodies are buried.
George knows it ... Dead Eye knows it ... and now ... because of 'the commutation' ... so does everybody else !
Posted by: M. James | Jul 26, 2007 3:02:47 PM
Man-boy Bill let off Marc Rich who decided to go into business for the unfortunate after his pardon. These unfortunate are the one's that got oil vouchers from Saddam in the UN's "oil for food" scandal and needed help cashing them in - nice.
How about the more than a dozen Puerto Rician Terrorists he let go to buy some good will in NYC for HRC's Senate race.
The Clinton's are scumb.
Posted by: ken | Jul 5, 2007 2:29:53 PM
Wow, you made it through that whole post without once mentioning President Clinton, his even-less-justified perjury, and his parting gift of 140 full pardons. I'm surprised.
Posted by: Brian Reischl | Jul 5, 2007 12:48:56 PM
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