July 2, 2007

Scooter Libby Remains Free

Filed under: Congress,Democrats,Ethics,Politics,Republicans,Trials/Lawsuits — acepundit @ 6:12 pm

But no warm reception from leading Democrats:

“As Independence Day nears, we’re reminded that one of the principles our forefathers fought for was equal justice under the law. This commutation completely tramples on that principle,” Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said through a spokesman.

Presidential pardons are nothing new, but when a president executes that power as infrequently as Bush has, it certainly raises a few eyebrows when that rare gift is afforded not to a member of the downtrodden class but an employee of the vice president.



  1. It wasn’t technically a pardon. He still has the conviction on his record and has to pay the $250K fine.

    Comment by ChenZhen — July 2, 2007 @ 6:24 pm | Reply

  2. President Bush commuted Libby’s sentance. You can’t seriously believe the President’s action was justified.

    Comment by Stryker — July 3, 2007 @ 3:34 pm | Reply

  3. It’s a disgusting misuse of presidental power and only serves to reenforce the idea that justice and the laws of the land do not apply to the rich and powerful.

    Comment by Leo — July 3, 2007 @ 4:03 pm | Reply

  4. There’s no such thing as a “misuse” of a presidential pardon. He has the constitutional authority to exercise it as often as he likes to whomever he likes.


    Comment by acepundit — July 3, 2007 @ 5:43 pm | Reply

  5. It was STILL a boneheaded, irresponsible thing for the President to do.

    Comment by Stryker — July 4, 2007 @ 10:35 pm | Reply

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