Crack knuckles…stretch arms…take sip of water…begin…
A bitch isn’t shocked by anything President Bush related…the man has no shame and thus is capable of anything…but I will admit I wouldn’t have bet on a commuted sentence for Scooter Libby.
This bitch put my money on a full Ford-esque pardon.
Shit, you can't win them all.
But I haven’t really lost the bet yet…unless I am mistaken, Bush can still pardon this felonious motherfucker.
Let’s skip the bullshit shall we?
When I read this about Libby’s commutation I immediately thought about this news bit from American political history.
If it walks like a payoff and talks like a payoff we need to call it what it is.
President Bush commuted Libby’s sentence and took away the legal pressure of looming jail time that would have… might have…oh, fuck it y’all know that motherfucker was gonna talk if he went to jail.
Look at him!
He ain't hard.
A bitch can't help but imagine how it went down.
Cheney called Bush and kept it real…much like John Dean went in and met with Nixon in the Oval after the initial break it at the Watergate and told him it would take a million dollars to keep those participants quiet.
Cheney explained that Libby wouldn’t hold (he is so not hard) and would piss himself followed by spill the beans within 24 hours of the cell door slamming shut.
Bush initially balked because he was under the delusion that he might actually be able to push through immigration reform and salvage some legislative legacy for his fucked up from the floor up presidency. Then reality hit him upside the head as immigration reform died and was buried.
The duck was declared lame and the way for payoff-based cover-up was made clear.
Cheney called again…said that Libby might open up about the whole Bay of Pigs thing and…
Umm…wrong cover-up...my bad...blame the Sudafed (wink).
Cheney called again…President Bush was receptive after gorging himself on lobster and corn on the cob up in Maine and he really doesn’t give a shit anymore…and the commutation was agreed upon.
Bush shat it out with some bullshit about 30 months in jail being excessive (this from a man who failed to find the penalty of death excessive for the mentally ill whilst pseudo-governing Texas) and then he added some insultingly lame ass shit about the fine being a painful punishment(you're joking right) and the loss of his law license being a heavy price (I'm gonna drown in this vat of stankified bullshit)…then a bitch is pretty sure Bush belched and then went back to his lobster.
So, here we are with Scooter Libby not going to jail, only paying a this is the cost of doing bitness in D.C. fine and not really suffering the ramifications for lying to a federal prosecutor, obstructing justice and conspiring with the executive branch to use the weapons of government to wage war against the administration's political enemies so that they could clear the way to wage war against Iraq.
What I don’t get is how anyone can truly be shocked that the same President who subverted the rule of law to go to war would subvert the rule of law to protect the people who helped him subvert the rule of law to go to war.
It’s like sitting down to chat with a dawg and then getting frustrated that all she does is bark.