We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Such a show trial--such a kangaroo kourt--makes a body feel mighty helpless. and that's just an ordinary citizen--think how Libby must feel. Especially with National Archive raider Sandy Berger--red-handed thief of top-secret national security property--got the mildest of wrist slaps.
The permanent government, the bureaucracy, is all insider, and all shameless.
I'm thinking W didn't expect the verdict and expects it to be overturned on appeal. He has a pattern of leaving things to the Judiciary that he should probably take head on. The CFR comes to mind.
You know he was expecting the really crappy stuff to get knocked down right away. It's only now beginning to happen. Hopefully he won't have to come back with a pardon because the appeals court fails to shoot this turkey down.
Under the circumstances of the crime (accepting for argument that the jury was right), the sentence was savage, twice the upper end of the guideline. And the quick incarceration of such a convict (what, a flight risk?) with a pending appeal? I just don't get it. The whole case was such an obvious set-up on the part of Wilson & Plame--and whoever was coaching them. A true miscarriage of justice, rammed right down our throats. If we don't like it, tough.
These are the people who, while the Romanovs were in their custody, murdered the whole family, children, servants, and all, to prevent any possible future challenge to the new power.
Oh, okay, not the exact same people, but the same type of people--reptilian conspirators.
Can't argue with that BL. One could almost think conspiracy. But not a coordinated one. Just like minded fools, worse really, hopeful slayers of the American ideal. Which is their raison d'Ítre, of course.
Hilary just critisized the decision to pardon as corrupt. How can these people say things like this with a strait face. What a phony! It must be nice to know that you can say whatever you want and not be called on it by the MSM. Mr. Billy pardoning Mark Rich after Mrs. Rich gives large donation to Clinton 'library'. Pardoning Puerto Rican terrorists might help with PR vote Hil. Pardon Hasids get Hasid vote for wifey.
The only crime Libby might have commited is being Mark Richs lawyer.
As I type this, the WH press corps is literaaly tar & feathering poor old Tony Snow, live on camera. What a travesty, travesty, travesty. The Dems shoot you, then sue you for bleeding, and charge you for their time, the bullet, and rent on the pistol.