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    Scooter Libby Isn't Bill Clinton

    Scooter Libby Isn't Bill Clinton

    [url]http://www.courant.com/news/opinion/...,1620450.story[/url]

    If President Bill Clinton got away with lying to a grand jury when he was president, why shouldn't I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, whose 30-month sentence was commuted by President Bush this week?

    The question begs for a good answer, and there is at least one.

    A Republican-controlled House impeached Mr. Clinton, a Democrat, after he perjured himself in a civil case. He was then tried in the Republican-controlled Senate and acquitted - unlike Mr. Libby.
    Mr. Libby was prosecuted for criminal offenses by a Republican-appointed prosecutor, tried before a judge and convicted - unlike Mr. Clinton - of perjury and obstruction of justice. The presiding judge, incidentally, is also a Republican appointee.

    The difference between conviction and acquittal seems to be lost on those who agreed with Mr. Bush that this convict doesn't belong in prison.

    Maybe the 30-month sentence was excessive, but zero time is a joke for a high government official who betrayed the public trust and endangered a CIA agent's life by participating in her outing.

    On average, perjury convictions draw 17 months behind bars, according to the U.S. Sentencing Commission. Vice President Cheney's former chief of staff, who also is a friend of the president, won't spend 17 minutes in prison.

    Martha Stewart and countless other less famous perjurers served time. But Mr. Libby's defenders say their man has been punished enough: He paid a $250,000 fine Thursday, remains on probation for two years and possibly will lose his license to practice law.

    Not so fast. Mr. Bush said he would not rule out an eventual pardon, which would wipe the slate clean for Mr. Libby. This simply doesn't jibe with the image of a president who spent his public career cultivating a law-and-order image.

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    Hi Yellow, apparently some schmuck thinks we are the same person, so I should at least introduce myself.

    I fond it funny you posted this:

    "Maybe the 30-month sentence was excessive, but zero time is a joke for a high government official who betrayed the public trust and endangered a CIA agent's life by participating in her outing."

    Especially the part about public trust. Like when President Clinton went on national television and denied having sexual relations with Monica....

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    [QUOTE=Neil Diamond]Especially the part about public trust. Like when President Clinton went on national television and denied having sexual relations with Monica....[/QUOTE]


    Only a president as dumb as George Bush would go on national TV and actually admit to getting some action from some chickenhead piggy. Don't you think Hilliary was watching? If he went on national TV and said "Yes, that ho did in fact suck my d*** and tickled my balls" I would of wanted him impeached on the grounds that he is an idiot for admiting it.

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    Well Khan to be totally fair on it. I am sure that Hillary knew at that point. It was a matter of Clinton having to "NEEDLESSLY" protect his reputation.

    Bill had a reputation of liking the ladies going into the White House and Hillary is too smart to be that blind.

    If she thought Bill was faithful then she wouldn't be a quality candidate because it would mean you can put one over on her.

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    [QUOTE=YellowSubmarine]Well Khan to be totally fair on it. I am sure that Hillary knew at that point. It was a matter of Clinton having to "NEEDLESSLY" protect his reputation.

    Bill had a reputation of liking the ladies going into the White House and Hillary is too smart to be that blind.

    If she thought Bill was faithful then she wouldn't be a quality candidate because it would mean you can put one over on her.[/QUOTE]

    just because hillary is leading a sorry pack of
    mutts that make the star wars cantina look like
    mitt romney doesnt make her a quality candidate at all

    all it means is that she can put one over your garden variety lib*
    not all of america

    she could run for office in ny, stick bj back in cold storage
    and win handily in the empire welfare state

    but now shes trying to return to the wh, she cant be
    seen without the big galoot-why-
    because she cant stand on her own non-accomplishments

    verrrry interesting...but stupid, dum[u]bma[/u]ri[u]n[/u]e

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    [QUOTE=PlumberKhan]Only a president as dumb as George Bush would go on national TV and actually admit to getting some action from some chickenhead piggy. Don't you think Hilliary was watching? If he went on national TV and said "Yes, that ho did in fact suck my d*** and tickled my balls" I would of wanted him impeached on the grounds that he is an idiot for admiting it.[/QUOTE]

    He did after he denied it.

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    [QUOTE=Neil Diamond]He did after he denied it.[/QUOTE]


    That's good.

    No man, NO MAN, should ever have to admit to getting a little head on the side to a national audience. That's just an unspoken rule. Republicans are like the dorky dumb ass friend you don't invite to a bachelor party because, like an idiot, he is gonna go home and tell his wife/girlfriend everything that happened.

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    [QUOTE=PlumberKhan]That's good.

    No man, NO MAN, should ever have to admit to getting a little head on the side to a national audience. That's just an unspoken rule. Republicans are like the dorky dumb ass friend you don't invite to a bachelor party because, like an idiot, he is gonna go home and tell his wife/girlfriend everything that happened.[/QUOTE]


    I think it was more the grand jury.

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    [QUOTE=Neil Diamond]I think it was more the grand jury.[/QUOTE]


    Ok, I will revise my post Dumbmarine, Burt Reynolds, Bman, Yellowsub


    [QUOTE]No man, NO MAN, should ever have to admit to getting a little head on the side to a Grand Jury. That's just an unspoken rule. [B]Republicans are like the dorky dumb ass friend you don't invite to a bachelor party because, like an idiot, he is gonna go home and tell his wife/girlfriend everything that happened[/B].[/QUOTE]

    Let me add that anybody who supports a politician who thought it a good idea to waste taxpayer money into investigating somebody skull ****ing some fat pig should be sodomized by the ghost of John Holmes. It was dumb. It was idiotic. It accomplished nothing.

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