Monday, July 2, 2007

Another Insult

I am both angry and astonished simultaneously. I never thought that President Bush would insult the American people, as well as the judicial system, by commuting the prison sentence component for Vice President Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff, Lewis “Scooter” Libby. I figured Bush would do something for Libby in the eleventh hour of his presidency, just before a new administration took office. At that point Libby would have served better than half of his 30 month sentence for his conviction on four out of five counts of felony obstruction of justice and I assumed Bush would free him. But Bush only waited for a few hours after Libby was told by a Federal appeals court that he would have to report to prison, before Bush declared Libby’s sentence “excessive”.

President Bush has been disconnected from the American people for a very long time. He and his cronies, have been riding roughshod over the Constitution and federal laws for a devastatingly long time. Bush seems determined to leave a legacy of destruction both abroad and at home. Back in 1974 President Gerald Ford pardoned former President Richard Nixon. It was an outrageous, audacious act. But I believe Gerald Ford was well intentioned, in that he wanted the nation to move forward. Bush is not well intentioned. He seems determined to undo the immeasurable greatness that is the Constitution of the United States of America. And he has the nerve, the gall to casually add this insulting act to the pile of his misdeeds just two days before the Fourth of July. Adams, Jefferson, Washington et al must be rolling over in their graves.


purpleronnie said...

hmm not to sure of the details of this one but saw a little piece on news site this morning. too shocking what power does to one!

Pink Granite said...

Hi Ronnie -
Your comment puts me in mind of the Lord Acton quote: "Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely."
- Lee
P.S. I added a link to a news summary of yesterday's events.