It’s nothing new, we’ve seen George Bush jr’s double standards before. Remember when Dickhead Cheney shot someone in a “hunting accident”? Anyone else would have been in big trouble. But not Cheney – Bush’s friends can do whatever they want, no comeback guaranteed.
And now we’ve got another example: The Bushbaby has commuted Lewis “Scooter” Libbey’s prison sentence for lying in court. Normally Bush is a hard-liner on law and order – you commit the crime, you do the time: lots of time. But if you’re one of the boys, you’ve always got a “Get Out Of Jail” card to play.
Bush agreed that the US justice system relied on people telling the truth in court. But he still kept Scooter out of jail. It wouldn’t have been a real prison in any case – he’d have been sent to one of those minimum security “country club” establishments where no one would shank him in the showers or make him their “bitch”. But even the country club would have been too much for poor little sensitive Scooter. Aww!
One of the reasons Bush cited for his action was the effect Scooter being shipped upstate would have on his wife and kids. This is the same Bush who, as Governor of Texas, was happy to order the slaughter of prison inmates regardless of the weeping families.
But hey! Georgie-boy didn’t pardon Scooter , he only commuted the prison sentence. Scooter still has to pay a $25,000 fine. As if that’s going to cause him any difficulty! He could probably find that down the side of his sofa!
Harry Reid, Democratic leader in the senate, called Bush’s action as “disgraceful”. AndDemocratic senator Charles Schumer said: “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.”
There was a time when presidents had to be discreetabout doing shit like this. But I guess that when Georgie-boy got away with blatantly rigging an election, he figured he could do anything. And it looks like he was right.
I don’t live in the USA. But if I did, I’d want to do something about getting rid of the bastard. So I urge all Americans to get up off your asses and do something.
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