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High Crime Pays! Big Time and No Time

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In my best Valley Girl voice. Like, I are we surprised that George Bush commuted the 30-month sentence of Dick Cheney's good buddy, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, who was convicted on Federal charges of purjury, obstruction of justice and lying to investigators.

So, the Scoot skated. The fix was in the minute Scooter came under suspicion and was investigated.

It's okay, America. Don't worry that George Bush looked you straight in the eye and said if anyone in his administration was involved in leaking Valerie Plame's CIA status, they would outta there.

I can imagine the conversation that took place earlier in the day before that infamous statement stumbled out of Bush's mouth.

It probably went something like: Scoot, you're gonna take the fall for the team and we promise you'll be commuted or pardoned.

Or -- my favorite scenario -- the Scooter said something like, Dickie, I'll throw myself under the train for you, but you're going to put a promise in writing that my lawyer will put in a safe place...a very safe place, in triplicate.

You're going to promise that if I'm convicted, the President will pardon me or commute my sentence. If you don't and I am convicted, I'm going to blab my head off and you're going to the slam with me.

Friendship is one thing; but going to jail for a friend? The friendship ends when the cell door slams me in the ass on my way in.

It's no wonder Scooter looked so relaxed all during his trial; he knew the fix was in and he'd be out.

And they said Clinton's lying about sex was bad; bad enough to impeach him. I'd rather have a president who's getting a little on the side while tending to business, than one who f*&ks with us, the Constitution and the world.

I'll bet when Jack Abramoff heard the news about Libby he was so pissed off at his old White House "friends" he ripped the sink in his cell off the wall. The toilet, too.

Martha Stewart served out her term in prison while her conviction for lying to FBI agents was under appeal. I'm sure she has a few cogent thoughts about the Libby commutation.

If Paris Hilton had half a cogent thought about anything, wonder what she'd say about going to jail for driving with an expired driver's license.

Driving with an expired license must be worse than outing a covert C.I.A. agent whose main job it was to investigate nuclear and other weapons of mass distruction being obtained by rogue nations and terrorist cells. Paris went to jail; Scooter didn't.

Oh, pish. So what if outing Plame destroyed an entire spy network that took years to build, and exposed friends and allies of the United States who worked with her to who knows what from our enemies.

I'd rather see Jack the Ripper get pardoned, he only killed a few women; Libby's crimes killed a spy network.

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Sandy Sand began her writing career while raising three children and doing public relations work for Women's American ORT (Organization for Rehabilitation through Training). That led to a job as a reporter for the San Fernando Valley Chronicle, a (more...)
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