Libby is not the point

It was announced yesterday that Gee Dubya commuted the sentence of former White House aide Scooter Libby. I read today that a complete pardon is possible for Libby, who served as chief of staff to Vice President Dick “Dick” Cheney.

All such actions fall under the purview of the awesome powers granted the president of the United States.

A lot of outrage exists among those who dislike or otherwise Bush and his band of hooligans. But that holy acrimony is less about Libby than it is the seemingly never-ending hypocrisy of the Bushites — including politicians, talk radio hosts and their wolfpack fans.

The fact that the right made such a big deal out of “the rule of law” when it came to the impeachment of Bill Clinton for what was in reality having oral in the White House makes it hard for many on the left to swallow (no pun intended)that the rule of law is being thwarted legally.

Oh and how the rightists raised holy hell when a departing Clinton pardoned Marc Rich, whose lawyer I might point out was none other than Scooter his ownself.

Nonetheless, the righties always claim to being on the side of God, even when the shoe is on another foot. And this administration and many of its supporters have raised hypocrisy to an art form.

Of course, hypocrisy is not illegal, thankfully for a lot of people on the left, right and in between. It is, however, annoying to the point of anger for a lot of folks who are predisposed to not liking someone or something in the first place.

Whether Scooter comes out of this clean as a whistle doesn’t really matter. It’s the hypocrisy stupid.

Happy Fourth of July Scooter and don’t blow your hand off with a cherry .

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