Monday, July 02, 2007

“I respect the jury’s verdict,” George Bush said, speaking oxymoronically. . .

. . . as he announced his soon-to-be-notorious Monday Night Massacre of justice, commuting Scooter Libby's sentence and turning off the White House phone lines. Clearly it's part of a two-step pardon process, implemented just hours after a Republican appeals court majority ruled that Libby must do his time pending appeal. Step 1 is designed to keep Scooter happy and not in a mood to flip as he awaits Step 2, the actual pardon on Bush's way out of office. This is nothing less than an obstruction of justice. Sounds more like a high crime than a misdemeanor to me, but it's definitely one or the other, and it's definitely time to get moving on impeachment. If this doesn't light a fire, we truly have become a nation of sheep.

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