Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Fred D. Thompson Watch Day #32 - "George W. Bush did a darn good thing." Okay. But why not hang Veep Dick Cheney, the "Obstructionist-in -Chief"?
MediaBistro.com reports headlines: Bush Spares Libby From Prison (NYT)President Bush spared I. Lewis Libby Jr. from prison Monday, commuting his two-and-a-half year sentence while leaving intact his conviction for perjury and obstruction of justice in the C.I.A. leak case. Bush's action, announced hours after a panel of judges ruled that Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, could not put off serving his sentence while he appealed his conviction, came as a surprise to all but a few members of the president's inner circle. Bush Statement: "I respect the jury's verdict. But I have concluded that the prison sentence given to Mr. Libby is excessive."CNN.com: Joe Wilson outraged. NYT: Graphic diary of the leak. E&P: Bush left intact a $250,000 fine and two years probation for Libby. Democrats quickly ripped the decision.
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