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    The latest Bush flip-flop

    "Why is the President flip-flopping? Why does Scooter Libby get special treatment?"

    -- Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE), noting that just last year, the Bush administration filed a [url=http://www.usdoj.gov/osg/briefs/2006/3mer/2mer/2006-5754.mer.aa.pdf]friend-of-the-court brief[/url] with the Supreme Court in an attempt to uphold a lower court's ruling that a 33 month prison sentence for Victor Rita, who was [b]convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice, was reasonable.[/b]

    Yet Bush commuted Libby's prison sentence of 30 months for perjery and obstruction of justice yesterday because it was "excessive."


    Also:

    "I donít believe my role is to replace the verdict of a jury with my own, unless there are new facts or evidence of which a jury was unaware, or evidence that the trial was somehow unfair."

    -- George W. Bush, writing in his autobiography, A Charge to Keep.




    Texas style justice

    Paris Hilton = 1 misdemeanor = 23 days in jail

    Scooter Libber = 4 felonies = 0 days in jail
    Last edited by King Ryan; 07-04-2007 at 10:08 AM.

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    [QUOTE=Tanginius]
    "I donít believe my role is to replace the verdict of a jury with my own, unless there are new facts or evidence of which a jury was unaware, or evidence that the trial was somehow unfair."

    -- George W. Bush, writing in his autobiography, A Charge to Keep.
    [/QUOTE]Juries decide guilt or innocence, judges hand down sentencing. Bush did not pardon, he commuted a sentence.

    Maybe your autobiography can detail what it's like to ignore factual distinctions. Seriously, it's been two or three days - are the basics of this issue that hard to grasp?

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    [QUOTE=sackdance]Juries decide guilt or innocence, judges hand down sentencing. Bush did not pardon, he commuted a sentence.

    Maybe your autobiography can detail what it's like to ignore factual distinctions. Seriously, it's been two or three days - are the basics of this issue that hard to grasp?[/QUOTE]


    for the looney left?? yes- ask him what he thinks happened on 9-11 and "Bush's knowledge" beforehand....

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    [QUOTE=Come Back to NY]for the looney left?? yes- ask him what he thinks happened on 9-11 and "Bush's knowledge" beforehand....[/QUOTE]
    Feelings [I]are[/I] facts in some quarters.

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    Did you seriously just compare Paris Hilton to Scooter Libby?

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    [QUOTE=sackdance]Juries decide guilt or innocence, judges hand down sentencing. Bush did not pardon, he commuted a sentence.

    Maybe your autobiography can detail what it's like to ignore factual distinctions. Seriously, it's been two or three days - are the basics of this issue that hard to grasp?[/QUOTE]

    ok so what will be your response when he pardons him eventually?

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    I'll applaud. Then I'll ask why Armitage got off scot-free.

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    [QUOTE=Tanginius]"Why is the President flip-flopping? Why does Scooter Libby get special treatment?"

    -- Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE), noting that just last year, the Bush administration filed a [url=http://www.usdoj.gov/osg/briefs/2006/3mer/2mer/2006-5754.mer.aa.pdf]friend-of-the-court brief[/url] with the Supreme Court in an attempt to uphold a lower court's ruling that a 33 month prison sentence for Victor Rita, who was [b]convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice, was reasonable.[/b]

    Yet Bush commuted Libby's prison sentence of 30 months for perjery and obstruction of justice yesterday because it was "excessive."


    Also:

    "I donít believe my role is to replace the verdict of a jury with my own, unless there are new facts or evidence of which a jury was unaware, or evidence that the trial was somehow unfair."

    -- George W. Bush, writing in his autobiography, A Charge to Keep.




    Texas style justice

    Paris Hilton = 1 misdemeanor = 23 days in jail

    Scooter Libber = 4 felonies = 0 days in jail[/QUOTE]

    hey champ, why dont you take a look at theis list before you go complaining:

    [url]http://www.usdoj.gov/pardon/clintonpardon_grants.htm[/url]

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