Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Bush commutes sentence for Libby

President Bush commuted the sentence of former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby on Monday, sparing him from a 2 1/2-year prison term that Bush said was excessive. "I respect the jury's verdict," Bush said in a statement. "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."

"I don't believe my role is to replace the verdict of a jury with my own," - George W. Bush on why he signed death warrants for 152 inmates as governor of Texas.


cybrbeast said...

His popularity is at a record low, I don't think it really matters anymore.
But it's still bad, very bad.
Scooter Libby was a fall guy though and probably didn't bear the full responsibility.

pimp-a-lot bear said...

equal justice under law? I think not.

GOP presidential contender Rudy Giuliani called Bush's action "correct" and "reasonable."

Sounds like the most popular republican candidate supports this...

ExpendableAsset said...

What about all those convicts he sent to deathrow? I've heard he spent 10 minutes a letter, pretty efficient huh?

Cocksucker. And Giuliani is a hypocrite, posing as the tough-ass mayor that saved New York but turning out to be a butkissing Peter-Puffer.

annom said...

Paris Hilton served more jail time than Libby :)