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Monday, July 02, 2007


Taking note that on this date the president commuted a convicted felon's soon to have been served prison sentence because he deemed it "too harsh."

Just another one of the perks, I guess.

Just noticed Dave of the 11th Hour musters a much more appropriate response than mine: "BULL-FUCKING-SHIT." Agreed.

Posted by Marie at July 2, 2007 11:52 PM


Separation of power doesn't mean much to The Decider, for he is the executive, the legislative and the judicial systems all wrapped into one smelly burrito of a president. What a tard.

Our representatives in Congress are incompetent to just sit there and let this happen. Remove him from office and take Cheney with him. This government is pathetic.

Posted by: daveheinzel at July 3, 2007 9:46 AM


Let's not give up hope.

Not saying you don't already know this, but watching CSPAN for hours on end has made me realize how frustrated the Dems are now. They are so close, yet so far from being able to do what everyone wants them to do - what they promised to do - and here's why - taken off of the Senate.Gov website:

cloture - The only procedure by which the Senate can vote to place a time limit on consideration of a bill or other matter, and thereby overcome a filibuster. Under the cloture rule (Rule XXII), the Senate may limit consideration of a pending matter to 30 additional hours, but only by vote of three-fifths of the full Senate, normally 60 votes.

Unfortunately despite the razor's edge majority they are far from being able to do much.

A lot of things depend upon the 2008 election.

If Dems take the White House and don't lose the Senate then meaningful changes can begin.


Posted by: JeromeProphet at July 3, 2007 3:18 PM

The president should be made to tell just what he is doing to this country, and for whom.

Posted by: Marie at July 3, 2007 10:18 PM

I agree that perjury is a crime and in theory, I am not a big fan of presidential pardons. However, in this case, I feel that Fitgerald was on a witch hunt and therefore agree with Bush's decision to commute the sentence.

My biggest concern with the case is that Fitzgerald knew before he even interviewed Libby that it was Richard Armitage who leaked the story to Novak and that since Plaime was not undercover, there was no crime.

I have a real problem with prosecutors who try to make political statements, and in this case, I think that is what Fitzgerald was doing.

You can read Novak's column in today's SJR or July 4th's Sun times: http://www.suntimes.com/news/novak/455474,CST-EDT-NOVAK04.article

Posted by: RickMonday at July 5, 2007 8:56 AM