Tuesday, July 03, 2007

A Political Conspiracy

From the Volokh Conspiracy:

As I understand it, Bush political appointee James Comey named Bush political appointee and career prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald to investigate the Plame leak. Bush political appointee and career prosecutor Fitzgerald filed an indictment and went to trial before Bush political appointee Reggie Walton. A jury convicted Libby, and Bush political appointee Walton sentenced him. At sentencing, Bush political appointee Judge Walton described the evidence against Libby as "overwhelming" and concluded that a 30-month sentence was appropriate. And yet the claim, as I understand it, is that the Libby prosecution was the work of political enemies who were just trying to hurt the Bush Administration.

But, the conservatives say, there was no underlying crime. Besides, President Bush says, the sentence was too harsh.

Let's not kid ourselves: President Bush is going to pardon Scooter Libby on his way out the door. Whatever happened to respect for the Rule of Law?

1 comment:

P M Prescott said...

Every time I think this President can sink no lower he surprises me. The only real hope I have is that this will leave such a bad taste in the American Public's mouth that they will vomit out of office Republicans for decades to come.