Welcome to PatsFans.com

Bush steps right in and commutes Libby's sentence

Discussion in 'Political Discussion' started by PressCoverage, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. PressCoverage

    PressCoverage Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2005
    Messages:
    8,608
    Likes Received:
    13
    Ratings:
    +13 / 0 / -0

    confirming himself as the most arrogant president of our lifetime... Boy King didn't waste anytime after "letting the legal process play itself out"...

    Hours after Libby's ordered to jail amid appeal, King George saves the day...

    Perhaps it'll be 20% by the end of the week...

    link shortly...
     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2007
  2. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    31,931
    Likes Received:
    300
    Ratings:
    +797 / 18 / -23

    #24 Jersey

    Good, now the punishment fits the "crime".
     
  3. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    31,931
    Likes Received:
    300
    Ratings:
    +797 / 18 / -23

    #24 Jersey

    :confused:

    Commuting a sentence, leaving a $250K fine and probation vs. Clinton's pardoning of around 200 people at midnight of his last day and you call Bush arrogant ?
     
  4. PressCoverage

    PressCoverage Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2005
    Messages:
    8,608
    Likes Received:
    13
    Ratings:
    +13 / 0 / -0

    yes... the crime of obstructing justice? ... that's subjective under Boy King...

    my new signature rings through.... "taken care of", indeed...
     
  5. PressCoverage

    PressCoverage Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2005
    Messages:
    8,608
    Likes Received:
    13
    Ratings:
    +13 / 0 / -0

    look everyone! it's the guy who angrily denied he's a Bush supporter just a few short weeks ago...
     
  6. Harry Boy

    Harry Boy Look Up, It's Amazing PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Messages:
    41,752
    Likes Received:
    279
    Ratings:
    +1,153 / 5 / -10

    Praise Jesus
     
  7. Fogbuster

    Fogbuster Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2005
    Messages:
    13,674
    Likes Received:
    10
    Ratings:
    +10 / 0 / -0

    Last edited: Jul 2, 2007
  8. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    31,931
    Likes Received:
    300
    Ratings:
    +797 / 18 / -23

    #24 Jersey

    I am not a Bush supporter, I didn't vote for him in 2004 - but this is the right thing to do IMO.
     
  9. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    10,834
    Likes Received:
    15
    Ratings:
    +23 / 0 / -0

    #80 Jersey

    good news everyone.....

    perjury is cool!
     
  10. PressCoverage

    PressCoverage Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2005
    Messages:
    8,608
    Likes Received:
    13
    Ratings:
    +13 / 0 / -0

    he respects the jury's verdict? he RESPECTS THE JURY'S VERDICT!!!!!!!???????....


    BREAKING: Bush Commutes Libby Sentence

    President Bush has spared Scooter Libby from a 2½-year prison term, issuing an order that commutes his sentence, the AP reports. Libby will never have to go to jail, but his felony conviction will stand, and he will still serve two years probation and owe $250,000 in fines.


    The Politico reported on June 17:

    White House loyalists have begun arguing that clemency for I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby — either a pardon or a commuted sentence — would be a way for an embattled President Bush to reassert himself, particularly among conservatives.

    The White House has not ruled out a pardon for Libby, sources say. But several Republicans, who sense a movement in Libby’s favor, said a more likely possibility might be a presidential commutation — a reduction or elimination of Libby’s 2½-year federal prison sentence. Such a move, they said, would be less divisive for the country.

    UPDATE: On June 5, White House spokesperson Dana Perino said that the President was “not going to intervene.”

    UPDATE II: From Bush’s statement today:

    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.

    My decision to commute his prison sentence leaves in place a harsh punishment for Mr. Libby. The reputation he gained through his years of public service and professional work in the legal community is forever damaged. His wife and young children have also suffered immensely. He will remain on probation. The significant fines imposed by the judge will remain in effect. The consequences of his felony conviction on his former life as a lawyer, public servant, and private citizen will be long-lasting.

    The Constitution gives the President the power of clemency to be used when he deems it to be warranted. It is my judgment that a commutation of the prison term in Mr. Libby’s case is an appropriate exercise of this power.​
     
  11. PressCoverage

    PressCoverage Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2005
    Messages:
    8,608
    Likes Received:
    13
    Ratings:
    +13 / 0 / -0

    pass the ammunition? what does that mean, exactly?...

    you were requesting an example that you're not humble? ...
     
  12. Patters

    Patters Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    19,006
    Likes Received:
    323
    Ratings:
    +598 / 24 / -19

    I'm surprised Bush was so brazen as to do this now. His incompetence seems to know no bounds. He was already losing all clout; now he'll have even less.
     
  13. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    31,931
    Likes Received:
    300
    Ratings:
    +797 / 18 / -23

    #24 Jersey

    When Billy goes to jail for lying so should Scooter.

    He left the felony conviction, 1/4M fine and probation. Enough's enough.
     
  14. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    10,834
    Likes Received:
    15
    Ratings:
    +23 / 0 / -0

    #80 Jersey

    so.....

    Paris Hilton is more of a man than I. Lewis Libby.

    not shocking at all.
     
  15. mr3putt

    mr3putt 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2007
    Messages:
    1,524
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0


    Unfortunately ...all too predictable by George...

    Before weighing in on the final tally for Bush's pardons I'd wait until the final days of his disgraced tenure....that's when the presidential pen will see some real work. Lot's of potential beneficiaries for "Imperial Clemency".

    Oh and lest I forget....Clinton gotta beaner :D
     
  16. Harry Boy

    Harry Boy Look Up, It's Amazing PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Messages:
    41,752
    Likes Received:
    279
    Ratings:
    +1,153 / 5 / -10

    Now lets get that guy that freezes money.

    Uncle Teddy should be doing LIFE.

    How did Sandy Burglar get away with it.

    PARDON ME BOY
    IS THAT THE CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO

    Mr Grand Jury "I did not have sex with that women"
    "yes you did, your stuff was all over her dress"
    "what color was the dress"
    "blue"
    "sh!t, well, you got me"
    :bricks:
     
  17. Patters

    Patters Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    19,006
    Likes Received:
    323
    Ratings:
    +598 / 24 / -19

    I don't think that's the issue. I've said before I thought Libby was a political victim as was Clinton, even though of course I like Libby far less. But, by pardoning him, Bush is simply giving more ammunition to his opponent and creating problems for Republicans among Independents. I think it was very foolish of him to pardon Libby now, while Republicans are looking for excuses to distance themselves from Bush.
     
  18. mr3putt

    mr3putt 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2007
    Messages:
    1,524
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0

    Harry.....

    Why do you always bring up Sandy Burglar....?
    Conservatives held the House...Senate...and crammed the Supreme Court with their appointees for 6 years.

    If anyone should be castigated for procrastination of his prosecution it is the current Administration. Why delay?

    Stop attacking the integrity/sobriety of my Senior Senator.
    So what if he is a drunkin crooked waste of a human life....;)
     
  19. Patriot_in_NY

    Patriot_in_NY Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2007
    Messages:
    8,556
    Likes Received:
    22
    Ratings:
    +45 / 0 / -0

    Come' on PC, don't be such a partisan hack ;) . It's the first thing Bush has done right in about 3 friggin' months. Give him a break.

    Libby's case was a political d!ck twisting, nothing more. Pardon would have been out of line (IMO), because he did do something wrong. Between the fine and the legal fees, he's out about 1.5M. Plus he's out of work, on probation, and the conviction stands. That's reasonable for what he did.

    Jail time would have been ridiculous in this case.............. and anyone except frothing moonbats and blinded Bush haters should be able to see that.
     
  20. STFarmy

    STFarmy In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2004
    Messages:
    2,677
    Likes Received:
    6
    Ratings:
    +6 / 0 / -0

    Whether its Bush pardoning Libby, Clinton pardoning the infamous 200 his last day in office, or any other stupid, petty political garbage of the sort, we should all be pissed. This is stuff is indicative of both parties' attitudes - make the other side look foolish as much as possible so your side and attain/keep power for as long as possible. Though I understand that politics entails some of this nonsense, our modern parties do it far too often, to the detriment of us, the people they should be looking after.
     

Share This Page

unset ($sidebar_block_show); ?>