Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Little pink justice for you and me

In a stunning injustice, President Bush has commuted the sentence of Scooter Libby. This is the President while serving as Governor of Texas had no qualms about sending people to their deaths no matter what the circumstances. The list goes on.

This President, now unfettered by his desire for political office, feels he can be judge and jury of us all. The shame of it comes from the Bush Cult whom feels that somehow subverting the justice system by the President makes it right—not because he is the President, but because he is President Bush whom can do no wrong.

No matter what you think of the Libby affair, the justice system treated him better than most. This truly is the land of privilege. As long as you are privileged, you do not have to worry about your crimes. President Bush will be there to save your sorry ass.

However, this is just another case of the sad habits of a President history will judge the worst President of all time. He deserves it.

I wonder what Jesus will tell him to do the next time he prays.


At 2:08 PM, Blogger -epm said...

I'm of the opinion that America has changed tracks -- perhaps permanently -- and no longer even pretends to have an ethical core. It's not just that Bush and his people run roughshod over the Constitution and traditional American (and Western) values, it's that the Congress does nothing about it but express shock and disapproval.

That's not entirely true. A sizable minority actually supports the dismantling of traditional system of American governance and replacing it with a Führer based system.

I'm not hopeful for the future of America. The people have stopped caring enough to actually do anything. They have their bread and circuses and are like well managed livestock.

You actually have men running for president campaigning on the virtues of selective, crony-based justice. Like it's a good thing. Years ago these sort of people would be fringe loons. Now their called "front runners."

At 3:37 PM, Blogger Lynn said...

epm -

And the White House is still considering a full pardon. You can't beat a crony deal like that.

At 7:36 PM, Blogger -epm said...

I know. But what really gives me the red ass is that, unlike 1974, the GOP as an institution is rotten and devoid of an ethical center. Nixon was a pariah, Bush is a hero.

And it's not Bush that keeps me awake at night either. It's the rise of -- or metamorphosis of -- the GOP as a Nazi-like party, bent on total control, a law unto itself, the demonization and persecution of political opponents as unpatriotic and the political purging of government agencies. If that power goes unchecked, we could see the end of America as we've known it for the past 200+ years.

I realize this is a bit dramatic. But if you just focus on how the Nazis came to power and then transformed Germany to a Führer-state, I don't think I'm really that far off the mark. Am I?

At 8:37 AM, Blogger Lynn said...

epm -

The quick erosion of honesty, integrity, and checks on unfettered power during the Bush Administration have me very concerned. I am reminded of the Nixon years, but it seemed as though more people in government were willing to defend the Constitution back then.

Some people keep harping about the divisiveness of current politics. I think we need even more dissent than what we have if the Constitution as we know it is to servive.


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