In his 1999 autobiography A CHARGE TO KEEP George Bush WROTE that it was not his job to "replace the verdict of a jury unless there were new facts or evidence of which a jury was unaware...". Of course this was referring only to small potato cases where the convicted had nothing more than her or his life at stake. One hundred and fifty-three times Bush, operating under this theory, signed death warrants as governor of Texas.
I am sure that when Bush gets time- he admittedly has a busy schedule as the world's current leading slaughterist- he will educate us all on the "two tier" legal system that safeguards all American's freedom and keeps Scooter Libby out of the slam. There are those, mostly folks like you and me, who pay the penalty when we lie to federal investigators about matters of national security and then there are those who by birth or service to the high born are exempt from the rule of law. This is as American as caviar and yachts.
There was an impressive list of high ranking thugs like Colin Powell and Henry Kissinger and wannbe thugs like Fred Thompson who petitioned on Libby's behalf and asked the Texicutioner to spare Vice Overlord Cheney's right hand goon. As I recall, when Whitewater figure Susan McDougal was jailed for almost two years, paraded about the country in prison garb while accessorized with handcuffs and legs irons for the crime of refusing to lie for Ken Starr although no jury had convicted her, these same voices were notably silent. What is good for the goose may not be good for gander in rightwing ethics or legal distinctions.
But come on, we are grown ups. We all knew there was no way the Bush Mafia would be made to stand before the law as if they were common middle and working class rabble.
irwin like the president is a texan. irwin unlike the president does no believe that god has told him to slaughter people.
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