Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Pardon This Baby!

You know you've already thought it. I did. Every blog has. Hell, half the nation has I'd bet. So don't try and stop the thought. Just indulge your inner parinoia:

"Even if Libby or Rove or anyone gets convicted in the Plamegate scandal, they'll never spend a minute in jail as Bush will pardon them."

There. Doesn't that feel better. You're not a nut case after all. So what's a damn liberal to do about it? Root for Harry Reid, that's what:
Democratic senators Harry Reid (D-NV), Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) will call on President Bush to pledge that he will not pardon Vice President Cheney's former chief of staff I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby if he is found guilty in connection with his role in the CIA outing case, RAW STORY has learned.

Libby was recently indicted for perjury, obstruction of justice, and making false statements to the grand jury investigating the outing of CIA officer Valerie Plame Wilson.

The letter is to be released around 2:15 pm ET. An aide tells RAW STORY the letter is "part of a sustained campaign by the Democratic leadership."


I can see that smug face now contorting into all sorts of shapes. Does Bush tell us again that he want's him dead or alive. Whoops, wrong criminal. Does Bush again tell us that he'll fire the leaker. No, wait, he amended that one on a technicallity. Ok, ok, ok: Does Bush again tell us that he won't comment because of an ongoing investigation.

Ding! We have a winner.

There is no better satisfaction in life than calling a liar on his behavior before he's had a chance to lie about it. Dare the petty little bully to pardon Libby. Dare him to actually say he won't. This cunundrum of possible political answer traps is such a veritable schmorgasboard of lovely paradox on a stick that it just might have the possiblity of making Bush's pointy little head explode.

I love the smell of donkey's kicking ass in the morning. You go Harry Reid.