Tag Archives: scooter libby

 

The Drumbeat of Freedom

* Bill is campaigning for Hillary because she can’t get elected just by scaring the shit out of everybody. [Wizbang Politics] * Romney commutes sentences all willy-nilly like. [Election Central] * There are still a few places outside of the Balkans that won’t be burning Bush in effigy tomorrow. [Passport] * Iraq’s cute little government is about to settle that pesky oil issue once and for all. Victory is at hand. [Redstate] Read more on The Drumbeat of Freedom…
 

Free Scooter (Symbolically)

Don’t worry, everyone. Scooter Libby may have have had his sentence commuted, but there’s still a good chance for justice to be served. Because the President can still pardon him, any time he wants and for any reason! Read more on Free Scooter (Symbolically)…
 

Make Your Voice Ignored

Want to make your impotent outrage at the Scooter commuting known at the middlingest levels of power? Good news: a blog has posted the White House internal telephone directory, so you can call and bitch out some poor 20-something White House staffer! Read more on Make Your Voice Ignored…
 

Happy Almost Fourth of July, Losers!

Number of pardons Bush has granted: 113, less than any president in a century. Number of pardons Bush has denied: More than 1,000. Number of commutation requests Bush has denied: More than 4,000. Commuting Cheney’s henchman’s prison sentence right after the bail appeal is denied by the U.S. Court of Appeals: Fuck you, America! Read more on Happy Almost Fourth of July, Losers!…
 

And Justice For All

The usual crybaby anti-Americans are complaining about Scooter Libby’s well-deserved escape from an impending prison sentence. As fine people such as Christopher Hitchens and Henry Kissinger have noted, L. Irve “Scooter” Libby didn’t do anything but launch a coordinated White House media attack on an American CIA agent as revenge on her diplomat husband who was sent by the CIA to Africa in 2002 to confirm that Iraq had bought weapons-grade uranium from Nigeria so that the White House could start its Iraq War. But he didn’t find any such thing. Read more on And Justice For All…
 

Justice Served Yet Again: Scooter Sentence Commuted!

Bush finally manned up and did the right thing — kinda sorta didn’t-really-pardon Scooter Libby. “I respect the jury’s verdict,” Bush said in a statement. “But I have concluded that the prison sentence given to Mr. Libby is excessive. Therefore, I am commuting the portion of Mr. Libby’s sentence that required him to spend thirty months in prison.” Read more on Justice Served Yet Again: Scooter Sentence Commuted!…
 

Scooter’s Going Up the River

The U.S. Court of Appeals in D.C. unanimously rejected Scooter Libby’s plea for bail instead of jail, and that means Al Qaeda’s Dick Cheney’s No. 2 man is off to prison unless Bush pardons the beloved neocon bureaucrat. Read more on Scooter’s Going Up the River…
 

Scooter Becomes Nation’s 2,200,000th Prisoner!

How awesome is America? We’re No. 1 when it comes to locking up our citizens. Take that, France! Once again, the United States prison population is the biggest of the industrialized world, while we’re also tops in the percentage of our people we keep behind bars. There are 2.2 million prisoners, with 1.6 million of those belonging to the state or federal prisons and the remainder apparently sharing small-town jail cells with Otis the Drunk. Read more on Scooter Becomes Nation’s 2,200,000th Prisoner!…
 

Scooter’s Hoosegow Bound

In a shocking travesty of justice, I. Scooter Libby is going directly to jail (in a month or so). Judge Reggie Walton declined to delay sentencing, seemingly because he just doesn’t like the dude. Read more on Scooter’s Hoosegow Bound…
 

SCREAMING SCOOTER LIBBY SENT BACK TO JAIL

WASHINGTON (AP) — Screaming and crying, Irve “Scooter” Libby was escorted out of a courtroom and back to jail Friday after a judge ruled that he must serve out his entire 30-month sentence behind bars rather than in his home. “It’s not right!” shouted the weeping Libby, who was convicted of four felonies in a reckless spy-outing case. “Mom!” he called out to Dick Cheney in the audience. Read more on SCREAMING SCOOTER LIBBY SENT BACK TO JAIL…
 

Clemency-Worthy

Word on the street is, Bush is blowing up at anyone who even asks him about pardoning Scooter Libby. Dude doesn’t want to talk about it right now, ok? Today’s Times piece on the subject gives us two anonymous sources who nicely illustrate why no one can get a straight answer — Team Cheney wants a pardon now, and the dudes who are trying to wrest control of the West Wing from that lunatic think it’d be idiotic. Read more on Clemency-Worthy…
 

30 Months for Scooter!

Scooter Libby is going to jail for 2-and-a-half years and getting fined $250,000. As Wonkette’s prediction was closest without going over, we will take home a lovely dinette set. In a minute we’ll find out if Scooter will get to go out on bail while appealing his conviction, because this trial will never, ever, ever end. Not until another five or six books from its participants are finally released, at least. Read more on 30 Months for Scooter!…
 

Children by the Millions Sing for Scooter Libby

The Smoking Gun has 30 pages of Scooter Libby mash notes from various Washington bigwigs, from Henry Kissinger to Peter Pace. It’s also something of a rogues gallery of shamed former Bushies who’ve seen better days (Rummy! Feith! Wolfowitz!). Perhaps oddly, there’s no message of support from Dick Cheney. We figured he’d be a shitty boss, but he won’t even write a recommendation? Read more on Children by the Millions Sing for Scooter Libby…
 

Scooter to be Sent Up Today

Scooter Libby’s being sentenced today for patriotic crimes of America-loving, and also not remembering anything he ever said or did while advising and doing the bidding of the most powerful people in the country. Back in March, our legal expert suggested a 24-month term, with Scooter out early for good behavior. Read more on Scooter to be Sent Up Today…
 

Gossip Roundup: Red-Hot Murphy-On-Murphy Action

* Heard on the Hill: Freshmen Reps. Christopher Murphy (D-Conn.) and Patrick Murphy (D-Pa.) subject to wacky Murphy confusion. [Roll Call] * Reliable Source: Valerie Plame “turn[ed] every head” at Teatro Goldoni. [WP] * Yeas and Nays: Chris Dodd helps a reporter in labor into a business class seat on Amtrak … “Senior House Republican” hates current GOP presidential candidates. [Examiner] * Shenanigans: Dick Cheney makes thinly veiled plea for Libby pardon. [Politico] * The Sleuth: Republicans exploit America’s love of pandas and furries to smear Hillary. [WP] * Page Six: Mitt Romney wins endorsement from the owner of the Florida Panthers, must ride Zamboni in inaugural parade if elected. [NYP] Read more on Gossip Roundup: Red-Hot Murphy-On-Murphy Action…