As you all no doubt know by now, Bush has commuted the sentence of “Scooter” Libby — Libby lied under oath, obstructing justice, to protect (as we now all know) the Vice President. A jury found him guilty, but Bush, without consulting the Justice department, commuted the sentence, so he won’t serve any jail time–and his slap-on-the-wrist fine will be more than covered by the right-wing “Scooter Libby Defense Fund”, so in the end, he won’t be punished AT ALL.
A President has NEVER commuted an obstruction-of-justice conviction of one of his administration, ever, at any time in American history. This, like so many other outrages commited by this administration, is without precedent.
Last week, Cheney asserted that he was beyond the reach of the law, stating that laws governing the Executive Branch don’t apply to him. Yesterday, Bush proved beyond a shadow of doubt that this corrupt junta considers itself above the law.
Don’t call your Senator. Don’t call your Representative. Go direct — Call the White House itself and register your outrage. Maybe if the goddamned switchboard melts down under the onslaught of millions of us, they might learn something.
Probably not….but damned if I’m going to be quiet about it.
Then call your Congresspeople, and tell them to put Impeachment ON the table. Enough is enough.