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Dubya to Dick: bug off!

More evidence that Dubya was dumb, but not that dumb… In the waning days of the Bush administration, Vice President Dick Cheney launched a last-ditch campaign to persuade his boss to pardon Lewis (Scooter) Libby – and was furious when … Continue reading

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Bush panned on the right for leaving Libby hanging

Add the neocon defenders of outing CIA agents to the list of people who can’t stand former President Bush: Former Vice President Dick Cheney disagreed publicly with his boss just four times in the eight years they served together. Yesterday, … Continue reading

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In contempt

President Bush’s latest executive privilege claim, this time over FBI interviews of Dick Cheney and his staff regarding the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame, drew contempt threats directed at the derelict Attorney General, Michael Mukasey, from Henry Waxman yesterday. … Continue reading

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Mr. Know-it-all?

Every so often, something happens — sometimes big, sometimes small — that forces you to contemplate the possibility that George W. Bush isn’t a stupid as he seems to be. … that somehow, he actually does know what’s going on … Continue reading

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Wayne Madsen unloads on Libby

The latest WMR report has what its author claims are the goods on I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, the free and fully paid up former would-be inmate number 28301-016 (who now probably won’t even face probation…): I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby has … Continue reading

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The George W. Bush commutometer, II

UPDATE 12/8/2009: Over the last couple of days, I’ve gotten emails and phone calls from someone saying that they are Devin Kruse, a man earlier referenced in this post from so long ago, I really didn’t remember it. Mr. Kruse … Continue reading

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A not so merry Fitzmas

Special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald issued the following statement about the commutation of Scooter Libby’s prison sentence: “We fully recognize that the Constitution provides that commutation decisions are a matter of presidential prerogative and we do not comment on the exercise … Continue reading

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The ghost of Karla Faye

Karla Faye Tucker couldn’t get one, even after she came to Jesus. But Scooter? He got his commutation from George W. Bush. And no nasty mocking, either… See the Talkers clip closeup here. The story: In early August 1999, then … Continue reading

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The George W. Bush commutometer

George W. Bush has a mixed record when it comes to commuting prison sentences, and so far, it seems that the advantage goes to middle aged men who reveal classified information to reporters. Here’s the scorecard so far, from both … Continue reading

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Scooter’s get out of jail free card

Ensconced in his family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine, President Bush today played the sneak thief — commuting Scooter Libby’s prison sentence, after a federal appeals court (which included a judge who had a hand in appointing Kenneth Starr back in … Continue reading

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